Immigration Scammer Behind Bars After Preying On Foreign Performers

A Canadian man authorities accused of running an immigration consulting scam they say conned foreign actors out of thousands of dollars pleaded no contest Jan. 18 to six counts in Los Angeles. Andrew Boryski was sentenced to one year in prison, but 185 days were stayed because he agreed to pay $37,000 in immediate restitution to nine victims. He was also ordered to shut down his company, Entertainment Immigration Consulting, and must pay restitution to any other victims that come forward by Feb. 21. Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Mark Lambert, who prosecuted the case, said a 10th victim stepped forward after last week’s hearing and asked any other potential victims to contact his office. Boryski, a Saskatchewan native, was originally charged with 32 misdemeanor counts, including three counts of grand theft, one count of practicing law without a license, and 28 counts of violating provisions of the Immigration Consultant Act. He pleaded no contest
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