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TICO wins three

The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has been keeping a busy court schedule these days, most recently reporting the results of three different cases. Following and ex-parte trial, Sritharan Sellathamby and 1821284 Ontario Inc. o/a Atlas Air Travel have been convicted on one count each of failing to maintain trust accounts contrary to section 27 of Regulation 26/05 made under the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Sritharan Sellathamby and 1821284 Ontario Inc. o/a Atlas Air Travel operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. To date, approximately $139,000 in claims have been paid to consumers from the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund. Sellathamby was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 1821284 Ontario Inc. o/a Atlas Air Travel was fined $20,000. In a second case, Jinling Wei has been convicted on two counts of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Respon Travel & Tours Corp. and Herui Travel and Tours Corp. have been convicted on one count each of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Wei is a director of Respon Travel & Tours Corp. which continued to operate in Toronto after its registration under the Act was revoked on August 16, 2011. Wei is a director of Herui Travel and Tours Corp. which operates in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. Wei was fined $1,000 and Respon Travel & Tours Corp and Herui Travel and Tours Corp. received suspended sentences. In the third case, Michael Harry Brunet and Toronto Leisure Society, Inc. have been convicted on one count each of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Brunet and Toronto Leisure Society, Inc. operated in Oakville and elsewhere in Ontario. Brunet was fined $1,500 and Toronto Leisure Society, Inc. received a suspended sentence. Go to http://www.tico.ca for more.

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