In Winnipeg, a Filipino man made his first appearance in a Canadian court on Monday — for three offenses relating to charging consulting fees without a license.
Last Friday, Canada’s Border Services agency charged 66-year-old Alfredo, or Fred Arrojado, after years of charging fees as an unlicensed immigration consultant.
According to the agency, Arrojado worked with a woman in the Philippines to recruit his clients.
A former president of the Philippine Association of Manitoba, Arrojado was formerly licensed to consult up until 2007, when he failed to pay the regulatory body’s membership fees.
Since then, reports say Arrojado received approximately $91,000 in payments from people trying to migrate to Canada, with fees of up to 3,500 dollars per client.
Arrojado is scheduled to appear again in court on January 22nd.