The fraud trial involving the former boss at SISO is scheduled to begin today.
Morteza Jafarpour faces charges of fraud, theft and the use of forged documents while he was the executive director of the now defunct Hamilton immigration services agency.
Ex-financial controller Robert Salama is charged with the same offences.
SISO went bankrupt in 2011, just two years after reporting a 2-million dollar surplus.
A federal government audit identified at least 1.6-million dollars in questionable claims and expenses made by SISO in 2010.
The non-profit organization provided programs and support to about 4-hundred government assisted refugees and 8-thousand immigrants each year.
A former SISO administrator has already pleaded guilty to theft over 5-thousand dollars.