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Canada extradites phoney rabbi accused in ‘massive immigration fraud mill’

Adrian Humphreys Jan 25, 2012 – 7:28 PM ET | Last Updated: Jan 25, 2012 8:00 PM ET

A former New York lawyer who was posing as an orthodox rabbi in Toronto has been extradited to the United States, where he is accused of perpetrating a massive immigration fraud, raking in millions of dollars by processing up to 25,000 falsified immigration applications.

Earl Seth David, also known as Rabbi Avraham David, is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States, and fled to Canada when authorities uncovered what prosecutors called “a massive immigration fraud mill.”

But to many in the Jewish community around Toronto, he was known as a Torah scholar and author of Code of the Heart, a 2005 book claiming to decode the Torah, the Hebrew Bible.

His book uses numerology and other techniques to find hidden meaning that influence and foreshadow world events, including the war in Iraq, the 9/11 terror attacks and even the rape allegations against basketball star Kobe Bryant.

The book’s promotional materials said the world would be hearing a lot more from Rabbi Avraham David. On Wednesday, it did.

“When he fled to Canada to avoid prosecution, Earl Seth David left thousands of victims of his alleged fraud in his wake — people who believed he was helping them secure legal status and paid him a lot of money to do so,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

“Thanks to the co-operative efforts of our law enforcement partners here and in Canada, he was apprehended and extradited back to the United States, where he will now face justice.”

Mr. David, 47, was arrested in Toronto in October.

Starting about 1996, Mr. David ran a law office in New York. His specialty, prosecutors say, was filing fraudulent documents on behalf of immigrants to the United States portraying them as being wanted for employment by a U.S. company or otherwise sponsored to stay in the country.

His firm provided pay stubs, employer tax return information, letters of reference from prior employers and written offers of employment. The vast majority of the documents provided to the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services were falsified, authorities allege, who said the immigrants typically paid $30,000 each for the material.

Even after the New York bar suspended Mr. David, he continued with his scheme, authorities alleged, forwarding at least 25,000 immigration applications.

After his suspension he stopped putting his name on the documents, according to the indictment filed in U.S. court.

In 2006, when authorities applied for search warrants of his offices, he fled to Canada but continued to draw funds from his law firms through circuitous routes until 2009, the indictment says.

The payments were sometimes channelled through accounts held in the name of his book, prosecutors alleged, and the scheme required dozens of others willing to falsely present themselves as representatives of sponsor companies.

The sponsors, however, had no intention of hiring the aliens and often didn’t even exist other than as shell companies for the scheme, authorities said. Among the alleged conspirators was a corrupt Department of Labor employee who helped ensure official certificates were granted.

U.S. authorities granted legal status to thousands of aliens who, it is alleged, otherwise would not have been qualified for status. The government traced at least 25,000 immigration applications submitted by Mr. David’s law firms and found “the vast majority” to contain “false, fraudulent, and fictitious information.”

Mr. David is charged with conspiracy to commit immigration fraud, conspiracy to make false statements to immigration authorities, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Approved for extradition, Mr. David arrived in New York on Tuesday and arraigned in federal court. Mr. David pleaded not guilty. He and 11 other co-accused are scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

National Post

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/25/canada-extradites-rabbi-accused-in-multi-million-dollar-immigration-fraud/

Edited by Shirley Ann

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And people doing it legally can thank these jerks that add to the delays!!


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Will all those people be deported?

Also, this:

His book uses numerology and other techniques to find hidden meaning that influence and foreshadow world events, including the war in Iraq, the 9/11 terror attacks and even the rape allegations against basketball star Kobe Bryant.

O.M.G. Insanity.


USC attempting to obtain GC for Canadian husband


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Apr 11, 2011: I-130 filed
Jul 11, 2011: I-130 approved
Aug 18, 2011: NVC process begins
Oct 6, 2011: NVC process completed
Nov 4, 2011: Interview date assigned
Dec 2, 2011: Interview at Consulate (Result: AP - No reason given on 221g)
Feb 7, 2012: Passport requested by Consulate
(...Husband needed passport for personal reasons during this time...)
Apr 9, 2012: Passport mailed to Consulate
Apr 25, 2012: Visa issued
May 1, 2012: Visa in hand
May 31, 2012: POE at Montreal's Trudeau Airport
Early July: Physical Green Card received in mail. Yes, it's green!

March 13, 2014: ROC filed (went to VSC)

March 17, 2014: NOA

April 22, 2014: Biometrics appointment

December 9, 2014: Case inquiry initiated

December 11, 2014: Response: "The processing of your case has been delayed. A check of our records establishes that your case is not yet ready for decision, as the required security checks remain pending."

March 14, 2014: Received NOA that approval had been given on March 10; expect new GC within 60 days.

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Will all those people be deported?

Also, this:

O.M.G. Insanity.

I read that the investigation is ongoing and no doubt a lot will be deported. Of the 25,000 mentioned I'm sure there are many who went for legitimate legal help and were duped. Once the dust settles many will probably be allowed to stay if they meet all the legal requirements. What a mess though and it really creates a lot of extra work for USCIS that in the end hurts those who are doing everything the right way.

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I read that the investigation is ongoing and no doubt a lot will be deported. Of the 25,000 mentioned I'm sure there are many who went for legitimate legal help and were duped. Once the dust settles many will probably be allowed to stay if they meet all the legal requirements. What a mess though and it really creates a lot of extra work for USCIS that in the end hurts those who are doing everything the right way.

"legitimate help" doesn't involve a $30,000 legal fee. You know the documents you sign are BS if you do not have a real position with a real company, and there would be no need to fabricate if your documents were in order or seek the services of an immigration "doctor" like this lawyer

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"legitimate help" doesn't involve a $30,000 legal fee. You know the documents you sign are BS if you do not have a real position with a real company, and there would be no need to fabricate if your documents were in order or seek the services of an immigration "doctor" like this lawyer

Okay so pick on my wording. :bonk:

What I meant by that was that it makes sense that there had to be a lot of innocents who sought legal advise/help from a lawyer as many people do. Not knowing he was a scam artist they got caught in the mess simply by having a file that ended up investigated along with all the rest that were filled with phony documentation.

That was my opinion. This morning there is another news article you can read for yourself. This is a quote from a U.S. attorney ..

"When he fled to Canada to avoid prosecution, Earl Seth David left thousands of victims of his alleged fraud in his wake — people who believed he was helping them secure legal status and paid him a lot of money to do so," said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

"Thanks to the co-operative efforts of our law enforcement partners here and in Canada, he was apprehended and extradited back to the United States, where he will now face justice."

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/toronto-rabbi-led-double-life-wanted-u-giant-201416268.html

Edited by Shirley Ann

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Okay so pick on my wording. :bonk:

What I meant by that was that it makes sense that there had to be a lot of innocents who sought legal advise/help from a lawyer as many people do. Not knowing he was a scam artist they got caught in the mess simply by having a file that ended up investigated along with all the rest that were filled with phony documentation.

That was my opinion. This morning there is another news article you can read for yourself. This is a quote from a U.S. attorney ..

"When he fled to Canada to avoid prosecution, Earl Seth David left thousands of victims of his alleged fraud in his wake — people who believed he was helping them secure legal status and paid him a lot of money to do so," said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

"Thanks to the co-operative efforts of our law enforcement partners here and in Canada, he was apprehended and extradited back to the United States, where he will now face justice."

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/toronto-rabbi-led-double-life-wanted-u-giant-201416268.html

Well I hope that is not the case. Typically scam artists like this guy gain a quick reputation within the communities and population of people who know they do not legitimately qualify for a US Immigration benefit and never will but... have the $$ to pay a guy like this 30k to doctor the paperwork.

If you have a legitimate job offer from a company that is playing by the rules usually they send you to a recommended attorney that they work with. I would be watching this to see if any real innocents turn up in his client list.

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