Unlawful immigration advice

Woman pleads guilty after taking advantage of Pacific Islanders in 'tough spot

Lealeifuaneva Linda Moala appeared in south Auckland's Manukau District Court on Tuesday answering to charges of unlawfully asking for a fee for immigration advice, and taking payment.

Moala had taken payment from four of her family members and friends in the Tongan community.

She asked for a fee for the provision of immigration advice knowing she was neither licensed nor exempt.

Moala also pleaded guilty to one charge under the Crimes Act 1961 of obtaining a payment by deception.