Wen Liang Li - Court action

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Date
22 July 2013
Category
Court actions

A former licensed motor car trader has been fined $900 after the Melbourne County Court upheld two charges at an appeal hearing on 4 July.

The court confirmed guilty findings against Wen Liang Li, in relation to offences under the Motor Car Traders Act 1986 (MCTA) and the Fair Trading Act 1999 (FTA), respectively.

In August 2012, Dandenong Magistrates’ Court convicted Mr Li of four offences under the MCTA:

  • failing to include the prescribed particulars in an agreement for a used car sale
  • failing to supply a contract of sale
  • selling a registered vehicle without a roadworthy certificate, and
  • odometer tampering.

Mr Li was also convicted of making a false representation about the accuracy of an odometer, under the FTA.

Two consumers gave evidence in court in relation to the offences, committed in 2008. The court found a further seven charges involving two other consumers were not proven.

Mr Li was fined $2800, but appealed the convictions.

At the appeal hearing, four of the charges were dismissed but the counts of failing to supply a contract of sale and making a false representation about the accuracy of an odometer were upheld.

The court reinstated fines totalling $900 against Mr Li, without conviction.

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