Bilking $615,000 from investors in a Ponzi scheme not only landed an elderly man jail time — he has now been deported from Canada, according to border officials.
James Hester, 69, was sentenced to three years in jail last January for his role in the Ponzi scheme fraud that ripped off 35 investors. Hester was deported by the Canada Border Services Agency on Wednesday, according to spokesperson Lisa White.
Hester was one of three men deported from Calgary this week but for privacy reasons officials couldn’t disclose where he or the other two men were deported. “I think it sends a message that those who willfully break our laws and endanger the safety of Canadians will be deported,” White said.
Also deported were Sukhit Singh Sooch, 26, and Arvin Dizon, 32.