Sep 27`16 - Mahendran Sivakolunthu - Conviction
Toronto– Mahendran Sivakolunthu plead guilty and was convicted of one (1) count of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (theAct). Mr. Sivakolunthu operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.
Mr. Sivakolunthu was sentenced as follows:
1. Fine in the amount of $3,000 plus Victim Surcharge Fees, for a total of $3,750, payable over two years.
2. Probation Order for one (1) year starting September 21, 2016 and ending September 21, 2017, with the
a. Report to the Probation Officer within 5 days from the date of the Order and thereafter as required by the Officer.
b. Pay restitution to the consumer in the amount of $2000, payable monthly at not less than $170 per month until paid in full.
c. Prior to accepting employment in the travel industry, inform the employer of this conviction under the Act.
d. Within 5 days from accepting employment in the travel industry, inform the Registrar, Travel Industry Act, 2002, in writing, of the name of the agency.
Formed in 1997, TICO is a not-for-profit corporation wholly financed by Ontario-registered travel agents and wholesalers. It administers the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.
For More Information, Media Please Contact:
Mr. Richard Smart, President & C.E.O. or Dorian Werda, Vice President, Operations
Tel: (905) 624-6241 / Toll Free: 1-888-451-TICO