The details of one of Canada’s largest immigration scams were laid bare at a sentencing hearing Friday for three Richmond women who helped hundreds of Chinese applicants lie and cheat their way to permanent residency and citizenship. The Crown says Jin ‘Fanny’ Ma, Wen ‘Vivian’ Jiang and Ming Kun ‘Makkie’ Wu should spend three years behind bars for the work they did as employees for two unlicensed immigration consulting businesses.
Scheme mastermind sentenced to seven years jail
All three have pleaded guilty to immigration offences, fraud and falsely claiming tax refunds. The mastermind behind the scheme, Xun ‘Sunny’ Wang, has already been sentenced to seven years in jail. He lost an appeal several weeks ago. The scheme’s discovery has resulted in reviews of more than 1,200 immigration files.
Read more about the immigration scam at CBC News.