Morteza Jafarpour, executive director of the now-defunct Settlement and Integration Services Organization, has been charged with defrauding the federal government of more than $4 million between 2008 and 2010.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Hamilton Niagara commercial crime section charged Jafarpour, 52, of Ottawa and Ahmed Robert Salama, 39, of Oakville, Wednesday following a 15-month investigation with Hamilton police.
An RCMP spokesperson said Thursday morning Canada-wide warrants have been taken out for both men. They were not in custody as of 11 a.m.
The RCMP alleges the two men used SISO, a registered charitable organization, to defraud the government.