Pinoy Charged in Canada for Collecting Illegal Consulting Fees

A Filipino appeared at a Canadian court on Monday to face charges relating to charging consulting fees without obtaining prior license.

Alfredo Arrojado, 66, was charged by Canada’s Border Services agency for three offenses in Winnipeg.

According to the agency, Arrojado worked with a woman in the Philippines to recruit clients.

The defendant was a former president of the Philippine Association of Manitoba, and was formerly licensed to consult up until 2007, when he failed to pay the regulatory body’s membership fees.

Since then, reports say Arrojado received approximately $91,000 in payments from people trying to migrate to Canada, with fees of up to $3,500 per client.

Arrojado is scheduled to appear again in court on January 22, 2018.