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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