Ex-immigration consultant sentenced to community service
By Paul Cherry, Gazette Crime Reporter June 6, 2012 3:02 PM
MONTREAL – A former immigration consultant who counselled people on how to make false refugee claims has been given an 18-month sentence to be served in the community.
Svetlana Kiryanova, 44, of Dollard des Ormeaux, received the sentence Wednesday.
Quebec Court Judge Gilles Cadieux ordered her to follow a curfew for the 18 months and to complete 150 hours of community service.
Kiryanova was described in court as someone who benefited financially from a scam in which many people made false refugee claims, even though she was not in charge of the operation.
Her former fiancé was the head of the ring. He is currently serving a federal prison term.
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