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Edmonton: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) charged the 60-year-old man with two offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Gilbert Leland Platts entered into a marriage of  convenience with a foreign national to facilitate her permanent residency here while she agreed to pay him  $5,000 for the job. He  provided false information to government officials in a permanent residency sponsorship application to make the marriage look like a real marriage. In Oct 2012, requiring couples to live together for two years before getting permanent resident status. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of $100,000 or five years imprisonment. And the Visa applicants will  have a two-year ban on travel in Canada and will have the rejection on their record forever