Toronto – Raquel Gordon plead guilty and was convicted of two (2) counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002.  Ms. Gordon operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario.

The following sentence was imposed:

1. Fine in the amount of $5,000 plus Victim Fine Surcharge, for a total of $6,250;

2. Restitution in the amount of $1,854, paid in advance of the guilty plea;

3. Probation Order, imposed for a period of two (2) years, with the following conditions (in addition to statutory conditions):

a. Not to be employed in the travel industry, in any capacity;

b. Pay restitution in the amount of $1,236.


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