Muslim who set up Quebec factory that employed Syrian refugees extradited to US on fraud charges

Facing fraud charges in Connecticut, the owner of a Lachine bread factory praised for employing Syrian refugees last year has been ordered extradited to the United States.

Mohsen Youssef, 26, is alleged to have defrauded several banks and lenders across the state of Connecticut before moving to Quebec and opening the factory last year.

According to documents from the United States Attorney’s office for the district of Connecticut, between 2011 and 2015, Youssef “designed and executed a scheme to fraudulently secure financing from various banks and other financing entities.”

Was the Lachine factory set up with funds obtained by fraud?

h/t Gisele