Ronald Greenwood's Appeal Denied In MKI Travel Case

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

The Ontario Court of Appeal has denied a further appeal of conviction and sentence for Ronald Greenwood in relation to the failure of MKI Travel and Conference Management Inc., which cost the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund over $2 million.

On 20DEC, the Court denied Greenwood's request and upheld the convictions entered 10MAR, 2017 and the sentence imposed on 7SEPT, 2017.

 Those convictions include:

·      18 months jail for each of the three (3) convictions. These jail sentences are to be served concurrently;

·      Pay restitution in the amount of $2,036,933 to the Travel Industry Council of Ontario Compensation Fund.

The sentence was imposed in relation to the Ontario Court of Justice earlier finding that Ronald Greenwood was guilty of:

·      Two counts of failing to prevent MKI from committing an offence of failing to deposit trust funds into the trust account; 

·      One count of failing to prevent MKI from committing an offence of failing to obtain the Registrar's consent in advance of opening a second trust account. 

MKI was a registered travel agent and wholesaler under the Act whose registration was voluntarily terminated effective 13MAY, 2013. 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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