Wembley brothers who sold clocked cars ordered to pay back almost £200k
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Two brothers who sold clocked cars from a dealership they owned in Wembley have been ordered to pay back almost £200,000.
Sharik and Tariq Ali, of Burns Road, Wembley, were convicted of selling the vehicles with false low mileage last year while trading as Streetwise Motors car dealership in Watford Road.
Sharik was jailed for 16 months whilst Tariq, who trained as a lawyer, received a three month jail sentence, suspended for a year, and was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.
Their dealership closed before they were sentenced for conspiracy to commit fraud at Harrow Crown Court in October last year.
A confiscation hearing at the same court has ordered Sharik to pay back £138,000 of which £29,212 must be paid as compensation to his scammed customers.
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The sum must be paid within six months or he will be jailed for a further two years.
Tariq was ordered to pay the full costs of the entire case, totalling £80,828, to the London Boroughs of Brent and Harrow Trading Standards Service within six months.
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Bill Bilon, Head of Brent and Harrow Trading Standards Service, said: “Trading Standards will continue to use the Proceeds of Crime Act to get back the ill gotten gains of convicted criminals.
“These two brothers conspired to operate illegally in order to increase the value of their cars by falsifying their mileages.
“I hope that this case acts as a warning to anyone who breaks the law by deceiving members of the public that you stand to lose your freedom as well as any assets that you acquire through your criminal activities.”