The New Zealand Immigration Advisor's Authority says a Tongan national has appeared in court to admit her part in a widespread immigration scam within New Zealand's Tongan community.
Khadijah Lolohea, who is also known as Khadijah Piu, has admitted providing immigration advice without a licence.
The Authority, which takes complaints against immigration advisors, had charged Lolohea with nine offences.
The Authority Registrar, Barry Smedts, says the guilty plea is a significant result.
He says her victims had to trust that making a complaint to the Authority would not affect their visa applications or lead to them being deported.
38-year-old Lolohea will be sentenced on May the 23rd.