A North York curbsider is serving 750 days behind bars for acting as an unregistered dealer and odometer tampering. That includes the longest-ever such sentence in Ontario - 450 days - for one conviction and a consecutive 300 days in prison for another conviction.
In one of the cases, Mehran Amini bought 30 vehicles - mostly late-model, high-mileage pickups from Western Canada - rolled back their odometers and sold them online in Ontario, sometimes pretending to be a private seller, according to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, which investigated the violations. His "elaborate scheme" included using aliases and phony bills of sale, authorities said.
Justice of the Peace Maimun Gilani said Amini had victimized purchasers, showed no remorse and had been hostile to investigators. His first curbsiding conviction led to a $393,000 fine.
An OMVIC spokesman said Amini remains incarcerated while all three convictions are being appealed.