Carshalton cosmetic-goods conman Hassan Salimi ordered to pay back £100,000

Salimi flogged a van-load of fake 'as seen on TV products.'

Salimi flogged a van-load of fake 'as seen on TV products.'

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A Carshalton man found guilty of selling fake goods must pay back £100,000 or face jail.

Hassan Salimi was given one of the largest fines seen by Sutton Council’s trading standards team at a confiscation hearing at Croydon Crown Court on August 5.

He must pay an £80,000 confiscation order, £5,000 court costs, a £750 fine for each of the 20 trademark offences - a total of £15,000 and a £75 victim surcharge.

He had already been found guilty of 20 counts of selling counterfeit Benefit Cosmetics, tooth whitening products and "as seen on TV" products in June last year.

Mr Salimi, who lives in Stanley Park Road, has six months to pay the fine or serve an 18 month prison sentence.

All the fake products will now be destroyed.

Sutton Guardian:

Sole trader: Salimi was caught with fake D&G sandals

His activities were first brought to the attention of Sutton trading standards in 2012 by the Post Office Investigations team. 

They were investigating claims Mr Salimi was sending out multiple packages using a pre-paid business reference stamp belonging to Ann Summers. 

Mr Salimi later accepted a caution under the Fraud Act 2006 for this matter.

The Home Office will receive half of the money, HM Revenue and Customs 12.5 per cent, Sutton Council 25 per cent and Surrey Accredited Financial Advisor 12.5 per cent.

A Sutton Council spokesman said: "This case sends out the clear message we will use everything in our powers to ensure crime does not pay, including the courts for asset recovery.

"Residents need to know that they will be protected from rogue traders who flout the law by selling sub-standard goods."

Have you ever been the victim of a scam? Give us a call on 020 8722 6358 or email tom.gillespie@london.newsquest.co.uk

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:06am Sun 17 Aug 14

Dennis R says...

What? Restitution? Whatever next? It'd be great if this caught on throughout the justice system.
What? Restitution? Whatever next? It'd be great if this caught on throughout the justice system. Dennis R
  • Score: 4

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree