Third suspect in Lester B. Pearson school-board fraud case surrenders

Article content material

A 3rd suspect sought in reference to an alleged fraud dedicated between 2014 and 2016 and arrange inside the Lester B. Pearson College Board (LBPSB) has surrendered to police, Quebec’s anti-corruption unit, UPAC, introduced on Tuesday.

In a quick assertion, the squad reported that Naveen Kolan turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday and was launched after signing a promise to look in court docket Jan. 20.

An Ontario businessman, Kolan faces fees of fraud, breach of belief and issuing false paperwork.

He’ll seem in court docket the identical day as Caroline Mastantuono and her daughter Christina, who have been arrested Nov. 20 in reference to the identical investigation and face related fees.

The anti-corruption unit alleges that whereas the director of the LBPSB’s worldwide division, Caroline Mastantuono, in live performance with a recruitment firm managed by Kolan, “elaborated a stratagem of fraud (and) manufacturing and use of false paperwork” that may have induced monetary harm to the LBPSB along with deceptive the Quebec Immigration Ministry.

Christina Mastantuono, one other former worker within the worldwide division, can also be alleged to have participated within the scheme.