ICCRC’s Current Proceedings

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Disciplinary Actions

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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.

 

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

NameLicence#LocationDateNotice* Summary of Allegations
Abeer QitaR506904Hearing by VideoconferencePrehearing Conferences: February 7; March 28; April 25, 2019; Discipline Hearing: March 26-29, 2019 (Adjourned); September 23-24; October 3-4, 2019CD.2016.188CD.2016.188Charged 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

 
Abeer QitaR506904Hearing by VideoconferencePrehearing Conferences: February 7; March 28; April 25, 2019; Discipline Hearing: March 26-29, 2019 (Adjourned); September 23-24; October 3-4, 2019CD.2016.405CD.2016.405Charged 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 ShuvalR419239TBATBACD.2017.011CD.2017.011Accepted payment through unregistered agent and provided no services

 
Amir ShuvalR419239TBATBACD.2015.569CD.2015.569Misrepresented fees
Amir ShuvalR419239TBATBACD.2016.258CD.2016.258Member and Agents impersonated Government of Canada
Artem DjukicR409919Hearing by VideoconferenceUrgent Motion for Interim Suspension: February 21, 2019 (Written Hearing); Prehearing Conferences: April 11; May 16, 2019
Discipline Hearing - Week of July 22, 2019
CD.2018.175 et. al.CD.2018.175 et. al.Notice of Urgent Motion for Interim Suspension
Avtar Singh RaunakR506957TBATBACD.2013.859CD.2013.859Misrepresented employment position (LMO) to client and ignored client.

 
Avtar Singh RaunakR506957TBATBACD.2015.338CD.2015.338Refusal to return client file and property to client.
Baljit Singh KailayR509415TBATBACD.2016.216CD.2016.216Misled 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.

 
Baljit Singh KailayR509415TBATBACD.2016.225CD.2016.225Failed 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 ManansalaR508779Hearing by VideoconferenceUrgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 14; October 2, 2018; 12 PM (ET)CD.2018.315CD.2018.315Member has been charged criminally for offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protect Act. 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.
Carl Mark BenitoR515855Hearing by VideoconferenceUrgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 14, 2018; 12 PM (ET)CD.2018.317CD.2018.317Counselled 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 BenitoR516032Hearing by VideoconferenceUrgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 14; October 2, 2018; 12 PM (ET)CD.2018.316CD.2018.316Member has been charged criminally for offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protect Act. 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 TuretkenR508954Hearing by VideoconferenceUrgent Motion for Interim Suspension: February 25 and 29, 2019
Discipline Settlement Review: April 17, 2019; 1 PM (ET)
CD.2016.016CD.2016.016Accepted payment and provided no services; failed to communicate with client.

 
Columbo (Jon) SalvadorR418335TBATBACD.2013.874CD.2013.874Failed to provide services in timely fashion, failed to return client property, and threatened client.

 
Deanne Mischelle Acres-LansR508363TBATBACD.2016.079CD.2016.079Failed to notify client that she required settlement funds leading to refusal; refused to admit mistake.

 
Devinder SandhuR418415TBATBACD.2015.272CD.2015.272Misinformed client about application requirements; refused to provide refund.

 
Devinder SandhuR418415TBATBACD.2016.371CD.2016.371Failed to provide services after receiving payment; deterred client from filing complaint with ICCRC.
Douglas Randal BoldtR407999TBAPrehearing Conferences: August 9; October 9 and 15, 2018; April 25, 2019CD.2017.273CD.2017.273Permitted 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 SadonouR508030TBATBACD.2015.481CD.2015.481Failed to communicate with client or provide update on application status.

 
Eric LeungR414191TBATBACD.2015.453CD.2015.453Counseled client to misrepresent and file refugee claim; provided no services but refused to honour refund as outlined in retainer.

 
Garsendy-Emmanuel GuillaumeR507422TBAPrehearing Conference: October 12, 2016CD.2014.504CD.2014.504Incorrectly advised client about eligibility; counseled client to lie to CBSA; failed to properly represent client in PRRA leading to an arrest warrant.

 
Gurpreet Singh KhairaR413175TBAPrehearing Conference: October 12, 2016CD.2016.212CD.2016.212Failed to advise client about government service fee leading to application refusal.

 
Hari SreedharanR419703TBATBACD.2015.581CD.2015.581Failed to share correspondence from Government and to advise on requested documents leading to refusal; failed to respond to client for 3 years.

 
Jun ChengR408951TBATBACD.2015.379CD.2015.379Accepted $15,000 for a PR application, closed business prior to submitting the complete application and ceased communication with client.

 
Jun ChengR408951TBATBACD.2015.517CD.2015.517Accepted $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.

 
Jun ChengR408951TBATBACD.2016.149CD.2016.149Charged foreign temporary workers fees for finding them jobs, contrary to Manitoba Worker Recruitment and Protection Act.

 
Kazem SeyedalikhaniR418751TBATBACD.2017.009CD.2017.009Impersonated another member and misled that member's client by providing incorrect advice

 
Krishan DhankharR507048TBATBACD.2015.291CD.2015.291Forced client (employee) to pay for employer's LMO fee and threatened to have client deported if he filed a complaint with ICCRC.

 
Krishan DhankharR507048TBATBACD.2015.583CD.2015.583Submitted incorrect information for client's application leading to its denial; Refused to provide application file to client.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2015.374CD.2015.374Accepted $3000 to obtain LMO for client seeking a work permit; failed to perform services.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2015.409CD.2015.409Failed to apply for work permit application for client and failed to respond to client communications.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2015.491CD.2015.491Failed to properly advise client; failed to provide services retained for; failed to respond to client communications.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2015.518CD.2015.518Failed to properly advise client and failed to provide a retainer agreement or receipt for payment.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2016.006CD.2016.006Failed to properly advise and communicate with client; Failed to provide refund as promised.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2016.018CD.2016.018Delayed filing application for improper reasons, leaving client to lose status then demanded excessive fees for filing a TWP.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2016.390CD.2016.390Failed to inform client of the documentation required under the BCPNP; failed to include required documentation in the BCPNP application; failed to respond to a BCPNP officer's request for additional information for the application.

 
Kuldeep Kumar BansalR407527TBATBACD.2017.023CD.2017.023Failed to provide a retainer agreement.
Kwang Woo ParkR416999TBATBACD.2015.279CD.2015.279Advised 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 HoseinR412007TBATBACD.2015.500CD.2015.500Misled client by agreeing to provide refund then giving a cheque that bounced.

 
Mahamood Carl HoseinR412007TBATBACD.2017.100CD.2017.100Provided incorrect advice and paid out a refund in small amounts over 2 years.
Marko VitorovichR421023TBATBACD.2017.087CD.2017.087During a meeting with an IRCC officer and his clients, the member yelled at and behaved in an aggressive manner towards the officer.

 
Manu DattaR409559TBATBACD.2016.024CD.2016.024Following failed applications, failed to provide client with documents submitted or original retainer agreement.

 
Manu DattaR409559TBATBACD.2016.059CD.2016.059Guaranteed 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 AzimzadehR407239TBATBACD.2017.010CD.2017.010Failed 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 WattoR421263ICCRC Burlington ClassroomMotions by Conference Call: January 10; February 8, 2018; Discipline Hearing: August 30-31, 2018 (Hearing to be Re-scheduled)CD.2015.549CD.2015.549Acted as interested third party to subvert ICCRC electoral process; defamed and slandered other members by making sweeping allegations with no supporting evidence.

 
Muhammad WattoR421263TBATBACD.2016.359CD.2016.359Disrupted ICCRC AGM; defamed and slandered other members by making sweeping allegations with no supporting evidence.

 
Muhammad WattoR421263TBATBACD.2016.363CD.2016.363Disrupted ICCRC AGM; defamed and slandered other members by making sweeping allegations with no supporting evidence.

 
Muhammad WattoR421263TBATBACD.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 MikhelidzeR415671TBATBACD.2015.306CD.2015.306Misled 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.

 
Nana MikhelidzeR415671TBATBACD.2015.313CD.2015.313Misled 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.

 
Nana MikhelidzeR415671TBATBACD.2015.345CD.2015.345Failed to disclose affiliation with recruiting firm; submitted false job offers for 6 separate clients.

 
Nana MikhelidzeR415671TBATBACD.2016.312CD.2016.312Misled client by submitting an application based on an invalid job offer; failed to disclose business relationship with recruiter.

 
Nasir MahmoodR414999TBATBACD.2014.035CD.2014.035Obtained incorrect arranged employment options for client.
Natasha ThompsonR420415TBATBACD.2015.084CD.2015.084Failed 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.

 
Natasha ThompsonR420415TBATBACD.2015.579CD.2015.579Misled client about status of two PR applications.
Oleksandr ArbetovR407007Hearing by TeleconferencePrehearing Conferences: August 27, 2018; January 10, 2019; Urgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 6, 2018; 12 PM (ET); Discipline Hearing: February 13, 2019; 11 AM (ET); 8 AM (PT)CD.2016.025CD.2016.025Failed to identify employment opportunities for the client then refused to provide a refund as promised; after complaint was filed directly contacted and threatened client.

 
Oleksandr ArbetovR407007Hearing by TeleconferencePrehearing Conferences: August 27, 2018; January 10, 2019; Urgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 6, 2018; 12 PM (ET); Discipline Hearing: February 13, 2019; 11 AM (ET); 8 AM (PT)CD.2016.026CD.2016.026Failed to adequately advise client; failed to respond to client.
Oleksandr ArbetovR407007Hearing by TeleconferencePrehearing Conferences: August 27, 2018; January 10, 2019; Urgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 6, 2018; 12 PM (ET); Discipline Hearing: February 13, 2019; 11 AM (ET); 8 AM (PT)
 
CD.2016.158CD.2016.158Failed to provide any information on application progress; failed to provide a signed retainer agreement.
Oleksandr ArbetovR407007Hearing by TeleconferencePrehearing Conferences: August 27, 2018; January 10, 2019; Urgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 6, 2018; 12 PM (ET); Discipline Hearing: February 13, 2019; 11 AM (ET); 8 AM (PT)CD.2016.354CD.2016.354Misled 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.

 
Oleksandr ArbetovR407007Hearing by TeleconferencePrehearing Conferences: August 27, 2018; January 10, 2019; Urgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 6, 2018; 12 PM (ET); Discipline Hearing: February 13, 2019; 11 AM (ET); 8 AM (PT)CD.2017.119CD.2017.119Misled client about application process and timing; failed to provide any services; failed to respond to client.

 
Oleksandr ArbetovR407007Hearing by TeleconferencePrehearing Conferences: August 27, 2018; January 10, 2019; Urgent Motion for Interim Suspension: September 6, 2018; 12 PM (ET); Discipline Hearing: February 13, 2019; 11 AM (ET); 8 AM (PT)CD.2017.125CD.2017.125Failed to submit documents to CIC on time; failed to respond to client and to notify client of refusal.
Padam LakhanpalR507841TBATBACD.2015.260CD.2015.260Guaranteed 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 SandhuR418407TBATBACD.2015.271CD.2015.271Misinformed client about application requirements; refused to provide refund

 
Rajesh RandevR422455TBATBACD.2016.392CD.2016.392Failed to provide services, a retainer agreement, or receipt for fees; failed to respond to client

 
Ramandeep SinghR419423TBATBACD.2015.539CD.2015.539Falsely advised client that WP would be valid for 2 years; Delivered 3-month WP to client after it had already expired.

 
Richard SerourR418711TBATBACD.2016.098CD.2016.098Provided incorrect advice and when application was refused, lied to client about reasons for refusal.

 
Ripudaman S. DhillonR409799TBATBACD.2014.238CD.2014.238Provided incorrect assurances of eligibility for first application; when clients found ineligible, demanded higher fees for additional applications without providing explanations.

 
Ripudaman S. DhillonR409799TBATBACD.2015.346CD.2015.346Refused 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.

 
Ripudaman S. DhillonR409799TBATBA
 
CD.2015.504CD.2015.504Failed to update client about letter from CIC and to explain what work was completed on the file
Ripudaman S. DhillonR409799TBATBACD.2016.058CD.2016.058Guaranteed 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 EdohR410167TBATBACD.2016.357CD.2016.357Facilitated 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 KoukiaR410615TBATBACD.2013.877CD.2013.877Failed to provide timely services and communicate with client; misappropriated funds required for client's appeal.

 
Rounak Farrokhi KoukiaR410615TBATBACD.2014.477CD.2014.477Misappropriated previous employer's confidential information and concealed the misappropriation.
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2015.330CD.2015.330Misinformed client by advising her to enter Canada on the basis of an invalid job offer.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.334CD.2016.334Made derogatory, bullying and misleading remarks about the complainant in an online video.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.339CD.2016.339During election campaign sent emails to another member including false and misleading statements and threatening and abusive language.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.355CD.2016.355Made derogatory, misleading and unsubstantiated remarks about the complainant in online videos.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.358CD.2016.358During election campaign sent emails to another member including derogatory remarks about the ICCRC and its Board of Directors.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.362CD.2016.362At AGM, made unsubstantiated allegations against ICCRC and Board of Directors; acted unprofessionally and aggressively.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.365CD.2016.365Sent e-mails calling the complainant corrupt and incompetent; contravened Board Election Campaigning Regulation.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.369CD.2016.369Sent e-mails calling the complainant corrupt and incompetent; contravened Board Election Campaigning Regulation.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.380CD.2016.380Made unfounded and spurious allegations against the Complainant during election period.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.2016.394CD.2016.394(Complaints filed by 29 individuals) Disrupted ICCRC AGM and made unsupported accusations against the ICCRC Board of Directors.

 
Ryan DeanR409631TBATBACD.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 MannR415175Hearing by VideoconferenceUrgent Motion for Interim Suspension: October 17 and 29; November 15 and 28-29; December 20-21, 2018; 11 AM (ET)CD.2018.114CD.2018.114Charged 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 SenR418703TBATBACD.2017.052CD.2017.052Failed 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

 
Syed Afaq Hussain BukhariR507818TBATBACD.2016.116CD.2016.116Submitted fraudulent job offer that led to refusal.
Syed Atiqur RahmanR506922Hearing by VideoconferencePrehearing Conferences: October 25, 2018; January 25, 2019; Discipline Hearing: January 30, 2019; 10 AM (ET); March 18-20, 2019; 2 PM (ET)CD.2016.336CD.2016.336Accepted $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 KozyrevR506657TBATBACD.2015.483CD.2015.483Failed 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 HowieR508683TBATBACD.2016.082CD.2016.082Improperly advised clients to pay for an application that had no chance of success.

 
Wissam QitaR511653TBATBACD.2018.162 et. al.CD.2018.162 et. al.the Member was charged with a Criminal offence. the Member had refugees fund the costs of their own settlement, contrary to the intention of the program.

 
Yingpu ZhangR508085TBATBACD.2016.280CD.2016.280Misled client about application timelines and process; denied client opportunity to review application; signed client's name on application forms.

 

AGM = Annual General Meeting
ATIP = Access to Information and Privacy
CBSA = Canada Border Services Agency
CIC = Citizenship and Immigration Canada
ESDC = Employment and Social Development Canada
EE = Express Entry
H&C = Humanitarian & Compassionate
IAD = Immigration Appeal Division
IRB = Immigration and Refugee Board
IRCC = Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
LMIA = Labour Market Impact Assessment
LMO = Labour Market Opinion
MP = Member of Parliament
PIF = Personal Information Form
PGWP = Post-Graduation Work Permit
PNP = Provincial Nominee Program
PR = Permanent Residence
PRRA = Pre-Removal Risk Assessment
RAD = Refugee Appeal Division
RCIC = Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
RISIA = Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor
RPD = Refugee Protection Division
SP = Study Permit
TRP = Temporary Resident Permit
TRV = Temporary Resident Visa
TWP = Temporary Work Permit
UCI = Unique Client Identifier
WP = Work Permit

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