City Man Convicted of Immigration Fraud Schemes

A former Winnipeg immigration consultant has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison.

Bradley Jacobson was sentenced for making fraudulent job offers to foreign nationals for financial gain. Jacobson pled guilty to six offences in Winnipeg provincial court on Monday and was also ordered to pay more than $380,000 in restitution and to forfeit seized evidence.

An investigation by the Canadian Border Services Agency began in 2009, which found Jacobson produced fraudulent employment offers and worked as an immigration consultant without a licence between September 2008 and June 2009. He was charged in October 2010 with 14 offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

— Staff