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Appeal Denied, Conviction Upheld

TICO-April29

TICO reports that following a recent hearing, Mazdak Anvari’s “Application to Extend Time to File an Appeal” was denied and a sentence of 18 months incarceration was affirmed.

On June 25, 2008, Mazdak Anvari and 1091873 Ontario Inc., operating as One Step Travel, Student Escape Tours and Parsia Travel (“One Step Travel”) were convicted of three counts each of trust accounting violations. Anvari was sentenced to 18 months in jail and 1091873 Ontario Inc. was fined $50,000. The closure of One Step Travel resulted in approximately $1 million in claims being paid by the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.

As the conviction and the sentence imposed on One Step Travel have not been appealed, the $50,000 fine imposed against One Step Travel also remains in force.

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