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Disciplinary proceedings before the ICCRC Tribunal Committee include hearings, motions (short hearings), and appeals. Proceedings currently before the Tribunal are listed below and published pursuant to ICCRC’s Publication PolicyPublication Policy. These proceedings involve complaints that were investigated and then reviewed by both the ICCRC Complaints Committee and a lawyer who found that there was evidence to support that the Member had breached the Code of Professional Ethics or an ICCRC Regulation. For that reason the complaint was referred to the Discipline Committee for a hearing.

In urgent cases, where the complaint alleges serious offences or the member is subject to multiple complaints, the Discipline Committee may impose an interim order (e.g. suspension) and the review of the complaint will be expedited.

Notices are removed from the chart below once the matter is resolved. See our PAST DECISIONS for information on these completed proceedings.

Please note that the allegations below have not yet been proven.

In accordance with our Publication PolicyPublication Policy, information identifying the complainants, clients and other unrelated third parties contained in the Notices is redacted for privacy reasons. The Member receives an unredacted version of all documents.

 

 

Name Licence# Location Date Notice* Summary of Allegations
Abeer Qita R506904 Video-conference 26-29-Mar-2019 CD.2016.188CD.2016.188 Charged sponsored refugees exorbitant consultancy fees; required refugees to pay settlement fees contrary to program guidelines; included unreasonable terms in retainer; failed to maintain proper accounting records

 

Video-conference 26-29-Mar-2019 CD.2016.405CD.2016.405 Charged sponsored refugees exorbitant consultancy fees; required refugees to pay settlement fees contrary to program guidelines; included unreasonable terms in retainer; failed to maintain proper accounting records

 

Amir Shuval R419239 TBA TBA CD.2017.011CD.2017.011 Accepted payment through unregistered agent and provided no services

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.569CD.2015.569 Misrepresented fees
TBA TBA CD.2016.258CD.2016.258 Member and Agents impersonated Government of Canada
Avtar Singh Raunak R506957 TBA TBA CD.2013.859CD.2013.859 Misrepresented employment position (LMO) to client and ignored client.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.338CD.2015.338 Refusal to return client file and property to client.
Baljit Singh Kailay R509415 TBA TBA CD.2016.216CD.2016.216 Misled client about application progress and deceived client by stating that CIC had not provided a response when CIC had told Member that application was deficient.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.225CD.2016.225 Failed to file application in time and to notify client about CIC request for documents leading to refusal; failed to respond to client’s lawyer.

 

Carlito Manansala Benito R508779 TBS TBS CD.2018.315CD.2018.315 Counselled and assisted clients in misrepresenting their financial status for the purpose of obtaining SPs; employed a foreign national without a WP; failed to serve a client risking potential

 

Carl Mark Benito R515855 TBS TBS CD.2018.317CD.2018.317 Counselled and assisted clients in misrepresenting their financial status for the purpose of obtaining SPs; employed a foreign national without a WP; failed to serve a client risking potential deportation

 

Charles Benito R516032 TBS TBS CD.2018.316CD.2018.316 Counselled and assisted clients in misrepresenting their financial status for the purpose of obtaining SPs; employed a foreign national without a WP; failed to serve a client risking potential deportation

 

Cem Turetken R508954 TBA TBA CD.2016.016CD.2016.016 Accepted payment and provided no services; failed to communicate with client.

 

Columbo (Jon) Salvador R418335 TBA TBA CD.2013.874CD.2013.874 Failed to provide services in timely fashion, failed to return client property, and threatened client.

 

Deanne Mischelle Acres-Lans R508363 TBA TBA CD.2016.079CD.2016.079 Failed to notify client that she required settlement funds leading to refusal; refused to admit mistake.

 

Devinder Sandhu R418415 TBA TBA CD.2015.272CD.2015.272 Misinformed client about application requirements; refused to provide refund.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.371CD.2016.371 Failed to provide services after receiving payment; deterred client from filing complaint with ICCRC.
Douglas Randal Boldt R407999 TBA TBA CD.2017.273CD.2017.273 Permitted client to work for Member’s company contrary to work permit; failed to provide retainer agreement, return client file, or return $60,000 paid to Member’s girlfriend.
Edmond Sadonou R508030 TBA TBA CD.2015.481CD.2015.481 Failed to communicate with client or provide update on application status.

 

Eric Leung R414191 TBA TBA CD.2015.453CD.2015.453 Counseled client to misrepresent and file refugee claim; provided no services but refused to honour refund as outlined in retainer.

 

Garsendy-Emmanuel Guillaume R507422 TBA TBA CD.2014.504CD.2014.504 Incorrectly advised client about eligibility; counseled client to lie to CBSA; failed to properly represent client in PRRA leading to an arrest warrant.

 

Gurpreet Singh Khaira R413175 TBA TBA CD.2016.212CD.2016.212 Failed to advise client about government service fee leading to application refusal.

 

Hari Sreedharan R419703 TBA TBA CD.2015.581CD.2015.581 Failed to share correspondence from Government and to advise on requested documents leading to refusal; failed to respond to client for 3 years.

 

Jun Cheng R408951 TBA TBA CD.2015.379CD.2015.379 Accepted $15,000 for a PR application, closed business prior to submitting the complete application and ceased communication with client.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.517CD.2015.517 Accepted $10,000 for PR application; filed application relying on invalid job offers; refusing to honour refund outlined in retainer on basis that Member is now with a new consulting company.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.149CD.2016.149 Charged foreign temporary workers fees for finding them jobs, contrary to Manitoba Worker Recruitment and Protection Act.

 

Kazem Seyedalikhani R418751 Video-conference 6-Dec-18 at 12:30 PM (EST)/ 9:30 AM (PDT) & 7-Dec-18 at 11:30 AM (EST)/ 8:30 AM (PDT) CD.2017.009CD.2017.009 Impersonated another member and misled that member’s client by providing incorrect advice

 

Krishan Dhankhar R507048 TBA TBA CD.2015.291CD.2015.291 Forced client (employee) to pay for employer’s LMO fee and threatened to have client deported if he filed a complaint with ICCRC.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.583CD.2015.583 Submitted incorrect information for client’s application leading to its denial; Refused to provide application file to client.

 

Kuldeep Kumar Bansal R407527 TBA TBA CD.2015.374CD.2015.374 Accepted $3000 to obtain LMO for client seeking a work permit; failed to perform services.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.409CD.2015.409 Failed to apply for work permit application for client and failed to respond to client communications.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.518CD.2015.518 Failed to properly advise client and failed to provide a retainer agreement or receipt for payment.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.006CD.2016.006 Failed to properly advise and communicate with client; Failed to provide refund as promised.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.018CD.2016.018 Delayed filing application for improper reasons, leaving client to lose status then demanded excessive fees for filing a TWP.

 

TBA TBA CD.2017.023CD.2017.023 Failed to provide a retainer agreement.
Kwang Woo Park R416999 TBA TBA CD.2015.279CD.2015.279 Advised client to invest in a company that had misrepresented its financial state; failed to notify client that member would receive $70,000 kickback; failed to communicate with client or advise on immigration steps.

 

Mahamood Carl Hosein R412007 TBA TBA CD.2015.500CD.2015.500 Misled client by agreeing to provide refund then giving a cheque that bounced.

 

TBA TBA CD.2017.100CD.2017.100 Provided incorrect advice and paid out a refund in small amounts over 2 years.
Marko Vitorovich R421023 TBA TBA CD.2017.087CD.2017.087 During a meeting with an IRCC officer and his clients, the member yelled at and behaved in an aggressive manner towards the officer.

 

Manu Datta R409559 TBA TBA CD.2016.024CD.2016.024 Following failed applications, failed to provide client with documents submitted or original retainer agreement.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.059CD.2016.059 Guaranteed client a work permit and failed to notify client he would have to pass a trade program examination; failed to provide a retainer agreement.

 

Mir Jamil Azimzadeh R407239 TBA TBA CD.2017.010CD.2017.010 Failed to notify client that he is not authorized to represent the client in Quebec and that the client’s confidential information would be disclosed to another lawyer; forged the client’s signature; failed to submit or lost application; failed to properly advise the client on eligibility; refused refund on basis that client had filed complaint.

 

Muhammad Watto R421263 TBA TBA CD.2015.549CD.2015.549 Acted as interested third party to subvert ICCRC electoral process; defamed and slandered other members by making sweeping allegations with no supporting evidence.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.359CD.2016.359 Disrupted ICCRC AGM; defamed and slandered other members by making sweeping allegations with no supporting evidence.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.363CD.2016.363 Disrupted ICCRC AGM; defamed and slandered other members by making sweeping allegations with no supporting evidence.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.393CD.2016.393 (Complaints filed by 29 individuals) Disrupted ICCRC AGM; defamed and slandered other members by making sweeping allegations with no supporting evidence.

 

Nana Mikhelidze R415671 TBA TBA CD.2015.306CD.2015.306 Misled client by submitting an application based on an invalid job offer; stopped communicating with client afterwards; failed to return $10,000 fee as outlined in retainer.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.313CD.2015.313 Misled client by submitting an application based on an invalid job offer; stopped communicating with client afterwards; failed to return $10,000 fee as outlined in retainer.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.345CD.2015.345 Failed to disclose affiliation with recruiting firm; submitted false job offers for 6 separate clients.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.312CD.2016.312 Misled client by submitting an application based on an invalid job offer; failed to disclose business relationship with recruiter.

 

Nasir Mahmood R414999 TBA TBA CD.2014.035CD.2014.035 Obtained incorrect arranged employment options for client.
Natasha Thompson R420415 TBA TBA CD.2015.084CD.2015.084 Failed to file bridging open work permit on time leading to refusal; failed to tell client why permit was refused; filed incorrect information on PR application.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.579CD.2015.579 Misled client about status of two PR applications.
Oleksandr Arbetov R407007 TBA TBA CD.2016.025CD.2016.025 Failed to identify employment opportunities for the client then refused to provide a refund as promised; after complaint was filed directly contacted and threatened client.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.026CD.2016.026 Failed to adequately advise client; failed to respond to client.
TBA TBA CD.2016.158CD.2016.158 Failed to provide any information on application progress; failed to provide a signed retainer agreement.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.354CD.2016.354 Misled client to believe he could obtain PR in about 1 year; failed to submit documents in time leading to refusal of WP; failed to issue receipts for $35,000 in fees.

 

TBA TBA CD.2017.119CD.2017.119 Misled client about application process and timing; failed to provide any services; failed to respond to client.

 

TBA TBA CD.2017.125CD.2017.125 Failed to submit documents to CIC on time; failed to respond to client and to notify client of refusal.

 

Padam Lakhanpal R507841 TBA TBA CD.2015.260CD.2015.260 Guaranteed client a work permit and failed to notify client he would have to pass a trade program examination; failed to provide a retainer agreement.

 

Parvinder Sandhu R418407 TBA TBA CD.2015.271CD.2015.271 Misinformed client about application requirements; refused to provide refund

 

Rajesh Randev R422455 TBA TBA CD.2016.392CD.2016.392 Failed to provide services, a retainer agreement, or receipt for fees; failed to respond to client

 

Ramandeep Singh R419423 TBA TBA CD.2015.539CD.2015.539 Falsely advised client that WP would be valid for 2 years; Delivered 3-month WP to client after it had already expired.

 

Richard Serour R418711 TBA TBA CD.2016.098CD.2016.098 Provided incorrect advice and when application was refused, lied to client about reasons for refusal.

 

Ripudaman S. Dhillon R409799 TBA TBA CD.2014.238CD.2014.238 Provided incorrect assurances of eligibility for first application; when clients found ineligible, demanded higher fees for additional applications without providing explanations.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.346CD.2015.346 Refused to refund fees and required client to file additional applications; failed to file application on time, to account for fees, and to return client files.

 

TBA TBA CD.2015.504CD.2015.504 Failed to update client about letter from CIC and to explain what work was completed on the file

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.058CD.2016.058 Guaranteed client a work permit and failed to notify client he would have to pass a trade program examination; failed to provide a retainer agreement.

 

Robin Edoh R410167 TBA TBA CD.2016.357CD.2016.357 Facilitated a marriage of convenience and deceived client by adding dependent children to sponsorship application without client’s consent and knowledge; failed to provide signed retainer agreement

 

Rounak Farrokhi Koukia R410615 TBA TBA CD.2013.877CD.2013.877 Failed to provide timely services and communicate with client; misappropriated funds required for client’s appeal.

 

TBA TBA CD.2014.477CD.2014.477 Misappropriated previous employer’s confidential information and concealed the misappropriation.
Ryan Dean R409631 TBA TBA CD.2015.330CD.2015.330 Misinformed client by advising her to enter Canada on the basis of an invalid job offer.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.334CD.2016.334 Made derogatory, bullying and misleading remarks about the complainant in an online video.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.339CD.2016.339 During election campaign sent emails to another member including false and misleading statements and threatening and abusive language.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.355CD.2016.355 Made derogatory, misleading and unsubstantiated remarks about the complainant in online videos.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.358CD.2016.358 During election campaign sent emails to another member including derogatory remarks about the ICCRC and its Board of Directors.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.362CD.2016.362 At AGM, made unsubstantiated allegations against ICCRC and Board of Directors; acted unprofessionally and aggressively.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.365CD.2016.365 Sent e-mails calling the complainant corrupt and incompetent; contravened Board Election Campaigning Regulation.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.369CD.2016.369 Sent e-mails calling the complainant corrupt and incompetent; contravened Board Election Campaigning Regulation.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.380CD.2016.380 Made unfounded and spurious allegations against the Complainant during election period.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.394CD.2016.394 (Complaints filed by 29 individuals) Disrupted ICCRC AGM and made unsupported accusations against the ICCRC Board of Directors.

 

TBA TBA CD.2016.395CD.2016.395 (Complaints filed by 29 individuals) During election period send e-mails to members making unsupported accusations against the ICCRC and its Board of Directors.

 

Sharandeep Mann R415175 Video-conference 20-Dec-18 at 11:00 AM (EDT)/ 8:00 AM (PDT) & 21-Dec-18 at 11:00 AM (EDT)/ 8:00 AM (PDT) CD.2018.114CD.2018.114 Charged clients $20,000 to $30,000 to procure employment; Employed clients directly contrary to closed WP and under conditions contrary to employment standards; withheld clients’ passports; threatened clients with deportation and allowed clients’ status to expire by failing to submit documentation in support of extension

 

Video-conference 20-Dec-18 at 11:00 AM (EDT)/ 8:00 AM (PDT) & 21-Dec-18 at 11:00 AM (EDT)/ 8:00 AM (PDT) CD.2018.321CD.2018.321 Charged clients $20,000 to $30,000 to procure employment; Employed clients directly contrary to closed WP and under conditions contrary to employment standards; withheld clients’ passports; threatened clients with deportation and allowed clients’ status to expire by failing to submit documentation in support of extension

 

Sumit Sen R418703 TBA TBA CD.2017.052CD.2017.052 Failed to properly advise client; failed to notify client (employee) that Member was also representing employer in LMIA application; required client pay for employer’s LMIA; restricted the client from communicating with employer; failed to file LMIA on client’s behalf

 

Sunita Manhas (nee: Dave) R507918 Video-conference 5-7-Feb-19 at 11 AM (EDT); 9 AM (MDT) CD.2016.044CD.2016.044 Failed to submit applications, respond to clients, and share refusal letter with client in timely manner.

 

Video-conference 5-7-Feb-19 at 11 AM (EDT); 9 AM (MDT) CD.2016.106CD.2016.106 Failed to submit applications, respond to clients, and share refusal letter with client in timely manner.
Syed Afaq Hussain Bukhari R507818 TBA TBA CD.2016.116CD.2016.116 Submitted fraudulent job offer that led to refusal.
Syed Atiqur Rahman R506922 Video-conference 30-Jan-19 at 10:00 AM (EDT) & 31-Jan-19 at 10:00 AM (EDT) CD.2016.336CD.2016.336 Accepted $30,000 fee in exchange for employing client in support of her PR application; failed to file application in timely manner; failed to respond to client in timely manner, particularly after application was refused; failed to honour refund; made abusive and threatening comments to client; failed to provide retainer agreement.

 

Valeriy Kozyrev R506657 TBA TBA CD.2015.483CD.2015.483 Failed to file PR application in timely manner; failed to disclose refusal letter and misled client to believe that efforts were being made to file documents when application was already refused.

 

William Lenard Howie R508683 TBA TBA CD.2016.082CD.2016.082 Improperly advised clients to pay for an application that had no chance of success.

 

Yingpu Zhang R508085 TBA TBA CD.2016.280CD.2016.280 Misled client about application timelines and process; denied client opportunity to review application; signed client’s name on application forms.

 

 

* Where proceedings are conducted only in either English or French, the ICCRC does not translate the Notices of Referrals, Notices of Hearings, or related Tribunal notices into the other official language.

AGM = Annual General Meeting
CBSA = Canada Border Services Agency
CIC = Citizenship and Immigration Canada
IRB = Immigration and Refugee Board
IRCC = Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
LMIA = Labour Market Impact Assessment
LMO = Labour Market Opinion
MP = Member of Parliament
PGWP = Post-Graduate Work Permit
PR = Permanent Residence
PRRA = Pre-Removal Risk Assessment
RAD = Refugee Appeal Division
RPD = Refugee Protection Division
SP = Study Permit
TWP = Temporary Work Permit
UCI = Unique Client Identifier
WP = Work Permit

 

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