A Winnipeg man used his ties to the Russian Cultural Association of Manitoba to help defraud dozens of would-be immigrants, according to court documents.
Vladmir Bibilov was charged with 136 counts related to immigration fraud in December by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), in one of the largest cases of alleged immigration fraud in Manitoba’s history.
The 56-year-old is accused of bilking thousands of dollars from clients over the span of six years, promising speedy immigration to Canada.
Indictment documents list more than 80 individuals who paid Bibilov as much as $9,900 for immigration services they allegedly did not receive, totalling almost $200,000.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.