Motor car trader Khaled El Mohamed’s licence will be cancelled on 25 April 2015 after he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a non-licensed motor car trader in the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.
Mr El Mohamed, 64, of Jacana, faced charges of:
- providing a non-licensed person with a motor car, which Mr El Mohamed knew that person intended to sell
- aiding and abetting a non-licensed person to carry on the business of a motor car trader
- failing to make, or cause to be made, dealings book entries.
A detection program by Consumer Affairs Victoria revealed Mr El Mohamed had provided another man, Eray Sahin, with 10 motor cars, which Mr Sahin then advertised on carsales.com.au between November 2013 and April 2014. Mr Sahin has never been a licensed motor car trader.
Consumer Affairs Victoria took a separate action against Mr Sahin in December 2014. For details, view our Eray Sahin – Court action news update.
As well as losing his licence, Mr El Mohamed was fined $750 and ordered to pay court costs of $1286. The Magistrate noted that a conviction would have been recorded if Mr El Mohamed had not pleaded guilty.
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