Mounties charge two people for Canadian citizenship Scam

On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, Ahmad Mustapha EL-AKHAL (age 64) ofMontreal,Quebec, appeared at the Brampton Ontario Courthouse where he pleaded guilty to three (3) separate charges under the Criminal Code, the Citizenship Act, and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada.

Ahmad Mustapha EL -AKHAL received a jail sentence for three (3) years concurrent on each charge. Hussam Hassan Ali SAIF (age 45) also an accused in this case, received a conditional sentence on September 15th, 2011. During the investigation $150,000.00 was seized and ordered forfeited by the Court.

This investigation began in 2008 from allegations made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada stating that several individuals were using addresses of convenience to show they resided inCanadawhile they were actually living in theMiddle East. 

The charges resulted from a joint investigation between the RCMP Greater Toronto Area Immigration & Passport Section and the RCMP Greater Toronto Area Commercial Crime Section in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency.

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