A former immigration adviser has been ordered to pay $280,000 in fines and compensation for dishonesty and soliciting money from clients.
The Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary tribunal imposed the penalties on Glen Standing after 19 complaints were made about him.
The tribunal found Standing was deceitful and did not deliver the services people were promised. His license was revoked.
One of the complaints was from a Japanese woman who resigned from her job on his advice and started having a house built in New Zealand. But she was detained when she arrived.