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Windsor immigration lawyer charged with coaching refugees to make fake claims

posted Apr 21, 2012, 3:43 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 3:43 PM ]
Stewart Bell  Mar 30, 2012 – 11:08 AM ET | Last Updated: Mar 30, 2012 2:53 PM ET National Post

The RCMP has charged a Windsor immigration lawyer and her assistant for allegedly counseling individuals to make refugee claims based on fake stories.

Sandra Zaher and her assistant Diana Al-Masalkhi were arrested on Thursday and charged with misrepresentation, counseling misrepresentation and fabricating evidence.

They were scheduled to appear in court April 26.

The arrests followed a two-month police investigation into allegations they had counseled foreign nationals “to make refugee eligibility claims based on fraudulent stories,” the RCMP said in a statement.


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