An unlicensed motor car trader will spend at least six months in jail, after an unsuccessful appeal hearing at the County Court of Victoria.
Hassan Al Dali, 32, of Glenroy, received a 12-month suspended sentence in December 2013 for 10 offences under the Motor Car Traders Act 1986, including 10 of odometer tampering.
The following month, Mr Al Dali committed further odometer tampering offences, plus new offences under the Crimes Act 1958, namely obtaining property by deception. As a result of this offending, his suspended prison sentence was restored at a hearing in March this year.
Mr Al Dali appealed this decision on 4 May, and was unsuccessful in having his prison sentence suspended. He was sentenced to an aggregate term of 15 months' imprisonment, with a six-month non-parole period.
Mr Al Dali was also ordered to pay compensation of $11,000 to two consumers, and a $1,500 fine.
For more information on our previous action against Mr Al Dali, see our Hassan Al Banna Al Dali – Court action page.
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