Nazimuddin Kazi has plead guilty to seven counts of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to the Ontario Travel Industry Act.
Kazi operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.
The guilty plea was accepted and convictions registered. Prior to sentencing, Kazi paid restitution to all but one consumer. The following sentence was imposed on Kazi: 30 days imprisonment, served intermittently, starting July 4; Probation for a period of six months, with the following conditions: to report to the probation officer; to pay restitution of $3,325 to the consumer by Dec. 31; not to sell travel services or otherwise be employed in the travel industry, in any capacity whatsoever.
Kazi has also been charged with fraud under the Criminal Code of Canada. Those charges are still before the court.
This is the second conviction of Kazi under the act. On July 19, 2006, he was convicted of seven counts of failing to properly maintain a trust account and two counts of operating without registration. Kazi was sentenced to pay a fine and restitution.
In other news, Maher Jaber and Global Sports Management Group Inc. (Global Sports) have each been charged with one count of operating as a travel retailer without registration contrary to the Ontario Travel Industry Act.
Jaber and Global Sports offered travel services in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. A court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 28 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto.