Matushka Angela Lipinski is the wife of Father John Lipinski, a priest in the Archdiocese of Edmonton and Canada of The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles.
In 2011, Lipinski and her husband, who at the time was a clergyman in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, were criminally charged in an immigration scam in which foreign workers were allegedly lured to Alberta with false promises and fake student visas. The Lipinskis were also sued by the workers.
Under a plea bargain revealed on October 9, 2012, the charges against Lipinski and her husband were dropped. The company owned by the Lipinskis and a partner pleaded guilty to one count under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The company was fined $215,000. The Agreed Statement of Facts from the plea bargain is linked above.