TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Serious
and Organized Crime section executed a search warrant at a business as
part of an investigation that originated from Citizenship and
Immigration Canada. The complaint centered around allegations that
copies of Citizenship exams used by CIC during the citizenship process
were being supplied to an Immigration Consultant in the GTA for the
purpose of gaining client's citizenship without necessarily meeting the
After a one year long investigation, the RCMP has arrested three
suspects including a former Citizenship and Immigration Canada judge,
Philip GAYNOR (age 70), Ling LI (age 49), an immigration consultant,
and an employee of the immigration consultant, Sui Zhun MO (age 58) in
connection to the investigation.
Philip GAYNOR has been charged with Breach of Trust, Fraud and Theft
over $5000, under the Criminal Code of Canada. The RCMP also charged
Ling LI and Sui Zhun MO with Possession of Stolen Property under the
Criminal Code of Canada.
"The RCMP is committed to investigating violations against the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Citizenship Act and the
Criminal Code of Canada" stated Insp. Greg Johnson, Officer in charge
of the Serious and Organized Crime Team. "We will continue to work in
partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canada Border
Services Agency and the Department of Justice to combat citizenship
fraud and maintain the integrity of Canadian Citizenship Process."
The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be pending. All
three individuals are to appear for a bail court at the Ontario Court
of Justice, 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, on Thursday May 2nd, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Sgt. Richard Rollings,
RCMP "O" Division