A man found to be a key player in a passport fraud scheme used to help Chinese clients cheat Canadian immigration requirements has been sentenced to 20 months in jail and fined $44,659 for tax evasion in B.C. provincial court.
Xiao Feng “Heki” He pleaded guilty to one charge each of fraud, forgery, and tax evasion, and four charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
He’s offences relate to 151 clients of New Can Consultants Ltd. He worked as an unlicensed immigration consultant for New Can and was heavily involved in the company’s China office.
He is the ninth person to be sentenced in what is the single biggest immigration scam in Canadian history, involving over 1,600 clients.