RCMP finds fake marriage scam

Police allege fake marriages for money allowed North African men to stay in Canada

The RCMP laid charges against dozens of people for their parts in an alleged immigration scam, the Calgary Herald reports. In total, 630 people are to be charged in ‘Operation Conjugal’.

The alleged scam involved women, many of them of Haitian origin, marrying North African men for money, so that that their ‘husbands’ could stay in Canada.

The man police allege is behind the operation is Amadou Niang, a Canadian citizen. He appeared briefly in court on Tuesday. Niang was charged in March with multiple related offences. His lawyers say he may take a plea bargain.

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