CIR: The version posted yeasterday is now under a publication ban, thus the names of those charged had to be removed.
Border agency charges 7 in alleged ‘marriage of convenience’ scheme in Toronto
Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:26 PM
TORONTO – Canada Border Services Agency has charged seven people in the Toronto area in connection with an investigation into what it calls a “marriage of convenience” scheme.
The agency says the accused acted as go-betweens who arranged for Canadian citizens to marry and sponsor Chinese nationals.
It says a four-year investigation revealed the marriages were bogus and done to let the in-name-only spouses gain entry status in Canada — for a fee of $30,000 to $35,000 dollars each.
© The Canadian Press, 2013
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