A director of a car dealership in Greater London has been jailed for one year for selling two unsafe vehicles.
Imran Kayani, of Longwood Gardens, Clayhall, is director of Essex and East London Cars in Ilford.
During a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court which ended in Kayani being found guilty, the court was told Trading Standards had received two complaints from customers who had purchased cars from the company and subsequently discovered the cars had been involved in serious accidents and had been poorly repaired.
The faults were only discovered when recovery drivers looked at the cars after they had broken down.
Kayani was charged with failing to disclose that both vehicles had been subject to major accident damage, contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Kayani failed to make a declaration that one of the cars had been in a serious accident and in the case of the other, he said the vehicle had been a category C insurance total loss but misrepresented that this had been caused by a light scrape to one side.
He was given six months for both offences and the sentences will run consecutively.