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2011-09-15 at 10:13

RCMP probe bribery allegations in PEI immigration program

By The Canadian Press
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CHARLOTTETOWN - The federal Immigration Department has referred allegations of bribery involving a failed immigration program in Prince Edward Island to the RCMP.

Candice Malcolm, a spokeswoman for the minister's office, confirmed today that allegations from three former provincial civil servants were sent to police after they were brought to the department's attention.

Svetlana Tenetko (Sah-vet-lah-nah Tah-net-ko), one of the three former employees of the province's former provincial immigration nominee program, says she was one of those who made the allegations.

She says she met with RCMP for a four-hour interview earlier this year to discuss the allegations.

The provincial nominee program allowed foreign investors to fast-track receipt of Canadian visas by putting up $200,000, some of which was invested in Island companies.

The program was suspended in 2008 by the federal government, leading to a rush of about 1,800 applications in its final year.



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