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TICO Gets Busy

Six Charged, One Convicted

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The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has charged six individuals with operating as a travel agent without being registered and had a conviction registered against an agency that was in contravention of a section of the Ontario Travel Industry Act.

CONVICTED

The conviction was registered against Maria Ellen Galorport, sole proprietor, operating as Budget Travel and Tours. Galorport pleaded guilty and has been convicted of one count of carrying on business with Maria Rowena Santiago Belen who was required to be registered as a travel agent but was not in fact so registered, contrary to section 20 of Ontario Regulation 26/05 (the ôRegulationö) made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002.

Galorport operated as a travel agent registered under the Act but voluntarily terminated her registration effective September 30, 2014. She was sentenced to pay a fine of $8,000 plus a Victim Surcharge fee, for a total of $10,000. Galorport was given one year to pay the fine.

CHARGED

Elizabeth Sampson-Holder has been charged with eight (8) counts of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Ms. Sampson-Holder operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.

Her first court appearance is scheduled for July 7, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 5 Ray Lawson Blvd, Brampton, Ontario.

Rollah Zahir has been charged with one (1) count of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Zahir operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.

His first court appearance is scheduled for July 30, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 70 Centre Ave., Toronto, Ontario.

Judy Jackson has been charged with one (1) count of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the ôActö). Jackson operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.

This is the second time Jackson has been charged under s. 4(1)(a) of the Act. The next court appearance is scheduled for June 25, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 70 Centre Ave., Toronto, Ontario.

Ghulam Mustafa Wahabi has been charged with one (1) count of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Wahabi operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.

His first court appearance is scheduled for July 30, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 70 Centre Ave., Toronto, Ontario.

Alicia Kielek has been charged with 24 counts of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Kielek operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.

This is the second time Kielek has been charged under s. 4(1)(a) of the Act. The next court appearance is scheduled for July 9, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 70 Centre Ave., Toronto, Ontario.

1176630 Ontario Inc. o/a Esna Travel and Tours (Esna Travel), Shahrukh Teherany and Suraiya Teherany have each been charged with one count of carrying on business with Rollah Zahir who was required to be registered as a travel agent but was not in fact so registered, contrary to section 20 of Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002.

Esna Travel is a travel agent registered under the Act. It operates in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. Shahrukh Teherany and Suraiya Teherany are directors and officers of Esna Travel.

The first court appearance is scheduled for July 30, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 70 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

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