Canada: Border Guard Allegedly Accepts Bribe from Justin Bieber

Published: 25 August 2014


Singer Justin Bieber


A Niagara Falls border guard in Ontario has been fired after allegedly accepting a bribe from pop star Justin Bieber.

Two Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers said the guard was fired for accepting up to US$ 10,000 worth of backstage passes to one of the singer’s shows.

The guard reportedly issued temporary resident permits to two members of Bieber’s entourage who hold criminal records so they could enter Canada in order perform a show.

Now Toronto reports that the scheme was uncovered after another group of Bieber’s friends came to the same border, expecting the same treatment from another officer. However that officer promptly blew the whistle, informing others of the situation.

Allegations against the guard, who remains anonymous, include accepting gifts, benefits, and travel offers, engaging in preferential treatment, misuse of government electronic networks, and abuse of authority. 

The CBSA Professional Standards Investigation Directorate is now investigating all suspicious behavior and employee misconduct in the Southern Ontario region, reports the National Post.