Two Winnipeg Men Facing Immigration Fraud Charges

Two Winnipeg men will be in court later today to face immigration fraud charges as the result of an investigation launched in February.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) alleges Bradley Jacobson and Kendall Schmidt created false businesses and fraudulently submitted documents in order to lure foreign workers to Canada. The CBSA suspects more than 300 foreign nationals were victims of the crime.

The CBSA launched an investigation in February 2012 after receiving a complaint that a person was a victim of immigration fraud. A search warrant was executed on June 14 at the residences of the accused, where further evidence was seized.

Jacobson, a former immigration representative with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, is charged with 23 counts, while Schmidt faces eight.

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