Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Former Canadian Passport officer Aline Zeitoune Guilty

A former Canadian Passport officer was found guilty Monday of breach of trust and four forgery-related offences for her role in a fraudulent passport operation. Aline Zeitoune was employed by Passport Canada for 24 years in its North York issuing office. She had moved through the ranks to hold the position of passport officer.

Between June 6, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013, Zeitoune processed 24 fraudulent applications on behalf of people who were not who they claimed to be. The applicants were clients of Moshe Gur, who has already pleaded guilty in relation to the scheme and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. A sentencing hearing for Zeitoune is set for June 29.