March 19, 2010

Immigration Consultant Fereydoun HADAD Sentenced

If you retained the services of West Vancouver Immigration Consultant Fereydoun HADAD, you better read this story.

West Vancouver Police opened an investigation in April 2008 after being alerted by Canada Border Services Agency and Vancouver Police to allegations of a Surrey woman.

The victim alleged over 50 thousand dollars had been illegally transferred from an account she had set up on the advice of West Vancouver immigration consultant Fereydoun HADAD.

Investigators determined a forged letter was used to direct the transfer of funds and that the funds had been transferred into a business account controlled by HADAD.

West Vancouver Police Detectives took over the investigation, as HADAD was believed to have offered most of his immigration services from within the community.

Following an extensive investigation, Crown Counsel approved charges of Fraud S.380 CCC and Uttering a Forged Document S.368 CCC in early 2009.
HADAD pleaded guilty to both charges at North Vancouver Provincial Court January 13, 2010 and is to be sentenced March 1, 2010.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized in a similar manner is asked to call 604-925-7300 and ask to speak with Detective Trish Aylett.

West Vancouver Police advise any person seeking immigration consultation services to ensure the consultant is properly registered.

Closely monitor and document all transactions and report any suspicious conduct to police. [Source]