angelina codina: This is one of the stiffest sentences handed to an unlicensed immigration consultant, according to Toronto Star. Angela Codina, a disbarred lawyer who worked as an unlicensed immigration consultant, has been sentenced to 7 years in jail. Angelina Codina, 60, a disbarred Toronto lawyer, was also ordered to refund more than 30,000 to four of her former clients. In February, a jury found Codina guilty of five charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which carries a maximum sentence for an offence at two years imprisonment or a fine of 100,000, or both. The result is that unqualified, and often undesirable, applicants are able to successfully enter Canada by fraudulent means, taking the places of other more deserving candidates. Unscrupulous immigration consultants in Canada are in a special position to thwart the system by advising people outside Canada on what lies they can profitably tell in order to gain admission, Ontario Superior Court of Justice Anne Molloy wrote in her sentencing reasons released this week. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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