Eight people have been sentenced for immigration and tax fraud in B.C. in relation to New Can Consultants.
More than 770 of the company’s 1,600 clients have now lost their permanent residency or citizenship status or face inadmissibility hearings according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Earlier this week, New Can Consultants employee Zheng Wen “Vicky” Ye was sentenced to pay over $94,000 in fines and received a conditional sentence of two years less a day. Ye pleaded guilty to passport fraud-related charges and misrepresentation over a five-year period when she provided immigration services to 265 clients. She acted as an unlicensed immigration consultant and evaded more than $42,000 in income taxes.
Last month, unlicensed immigration consultants Tian “Gary” Chen and Xiao Ben “Ben” Chu, were also handed conditional sentences.
Xun “Sunny” Wang, the owner of the company, and three of his employees were previously sentenced after pleading guilty to charges including passport offences, misrepresentation, forgery and tax evasion.
Wang was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $900,000 in Oct. 2012.
Three more employees have warrants out for their arrest.
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