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

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Queebec…yas….he fits right in.

    • Justin St.Denis

      What makes you say that?

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        He’ll eventually find greater opportunities in their construction industry…

      • Alain

        I suggest due to the well known level of corruption in Quebec.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    An immigrant success story!
    How does one just be-bop into Canada and just open up a factory?
    I bet that’s not commonly done without greasing some palms.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Municipal palms, specifically. Although there is nothing in the literature to suggest that Quebec’s municipal political class is any more or less corrupt than their English Canadian counterparts.

    • I’m surprised Justin didn’t appoint him to cabinet.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …only a matter of time.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Order of Canada coming soon… Stay tuned. Unless, that is, not until after Omar Khadr receives his Order of Canada.

      • Malcolm Y

        Maybe he was in a joint venture with Bombardier.

  • ontario john

    Well, that’s a story you won’t see on the CBC’s daily “Muslims in Canada are Wonderful” series.

    • Watchman

      And if such an article had appeared, expect it to be now missing from the archives. “We’ve always been at war with Eastasia” – George Orwell, 1984

  • Alain

    This doesn’t surprise in the least. It is much the same thing with all those “green energy” companies. Too bad they haven’t been caught.

  • simus1

    sharia compliant financial arrangements can get quite complex and become subject to many misunderstandings by western infidel bankers and similar outsiders.

  • k1962

    Why is it so easy for them to move here? We need them like a hole in the head.