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Dad who hid daughter from mistress guilty in passport fraud

By Brad Hunter, Toronto Sun

Alexander Fiodor Levin (FACEBOOK)

Alexander Fiodor Levin (FACEBOOK)

Alexander Fiodor Levin — who exploded on to Canadian front pages three years ago for hiding a child from his Brazilian mistress — is in hot water again.

Levin, 50, who now says he lives in Alberta, has pleaded guilty to using a false Israeli passport at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Laredo, Texas.

The hard-hearted lothario — aka AKA Alexander Berezovski — was pinched May 30 and stopped when Homeland Security officers realized the passport was bogus.

Multiple fake passports along with equipment used in the manufacture of the dodgy documents were found in the former Saskatoon man’s luggage.

A lifetime ago, Levin was in the news when he stashed the illegitimate daughter he fathered with his Brazilian mistress.

Married with four children, Levin told a Saskatoon court in 2014 that he was incensed when he discovered his playmate, Oziene Barbosa, 25, was seeing other men on the side.

“Infidelity is the most heinous act one person can inflict on another,” Levin told the court, without a hint of shame.

So, to punish her he cooked up a plan to snatch the little girl.

After meeting Barbosa online, Berezovski started an affair with the Brazilian woman in 2011.

She became pregnant and gave birth while Levin was with his family in Canada.

When the little girl, Ieda Alexandra Levin, was one, Levin returned to Brazil then went on a jolly with his second family to Ukraine, via Argentina and France.

But Levin cracked the password to his paramour’s Facebook account and discovered she had been seeing other men. He told the court he was traumatized by his discovery.

In June 2013, he told Barbosa — pregnant with another of his children — he was going for milk and took the child to the Philippines.

He left the child with a seamstress who had repaired his stroller, saying he “was a good judge of character.” The girl was forced to speak English and not her native Portuguese.

Levin was later arrested and confessed where he had the girl stashed. He was sentenced to 15 months in jail.

He will be sentenced for the passport offenses Nov. 27 and could face 10 years in prison.