Despite facing 22 charges of fraud and misconductOctober 5th, 2015 | | industry
Foreign students have claimed Eddie Kang has been paid tens of thousands of dollars by them for visas that have never eventuated. Since then, Mr Kang who has started calling himself Ted Kang and his business now operates under the name Skylane.
Mr Kang was arrested on February 18 this year on 22 charges including fraud and making misleading statements, this after an operation conducted by the NSW Department of Fair Trading. He is pleading not guilty to all of the charges and his case is unlikely to be heard until next year. In the meantime his company is still advertising and still offering to help clients secure visas and jobs.
Now for the first time however a former employee has made new claims about Mr Kang and how his business operates, giving an insider account of how he believes Mr Kang is misleading both his clients and the Department of Immigration. The former employee, Daniel, who did not wish to give his last name, said Mr Kang sets up fake email accounts to try and obtain visas for clients. He poses as an individual in his dealings with the Department but he poses as a migration agent in his dealings with the client.
“The way he organises it is he takes money from the clients and poses as the client in setting up a Gmail account similar to their name,” he said. “[He] makes contact to the Department of Immigration on the web and registers with that client’s name with some slight alteration to it.”
The Migration Act states: “A person who is not a registered migration agent must not ask for or receive any fee or other reward for giving immigration assistance.” The penalty is up to 10 years in prison.
Daniel said he knows how Mr Kang’s system works because he had access to the Gmail accounts and saw dozens of emails sent to and from the Department of Immigration. Daniel said he worked for Mr Kang for a day before resigning in disgust. ‘Community is still out there at risk’.
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Source: ABC Lateline
Sourced by Chris Harrison