29 November 2018

DPP appeals sentences for unlicensed motor car trading

The DPP has lodged appeals against the sentences handed down to two women who bought and sold cars without a motor car trader’s licence.

The first offender, Gelzar Ali Aziz, had pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to two charges of unlicensed motor car trading contrary to s.7(1) of  the Motor Car Traders Act 1986.

She was sentenced by the court on October 19 this year to a without conviction fine of $23,212.88.

Ms Aziz, who ran a car trading business without a motor car trader’s licence, had bought six cars at auction and sold 69 cars between March 2016 and March 2017.

The second offender, Marjan Hayvari, pleaded guilty in the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court to one charge of unlicensed motor car trading contrary to s.7(1) of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986. On October 18, she was convicted and fined $10,000.

Hayvari also ran a car trading business and sold 54 cars without a motor car trader’s licence between March 2016 and April 2017.

DPP Kerri Judd QC has appealed both sentences to the County Court, on referral from Consumer Affairs Victoria, on the basis that they are inadequate and that it is in the public interest to appeal.

 

For further information contact:

Anthony Loncaric

03 9603 2603