Media release: NSW (MAJEED): Bankrupt convicted of four counts of attempting to travel overseas without consent

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mr Mohd Farok Abdul Majeed of Neutral Bay, New South Wales, was convicted and sentenced on 20 December 2016 for four counts of attempting to travel overseas without the trustee’s consent.

Mr Majeed became bankrupt on 9 November 2009 by order of a court.

Between 23 September 2012 and 24 February 2014, Mr Majeed attempted to travel overseas four times departing from the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and on each occasion officers from the Australian Federal Police denied him access to the flight.

Mr Majeed pleaded guilty to the offences at the Sydney Downing Centre Local Court.

He was convicted by Magistrate Atkinson and released on a good behaviour bond for twelve months. The Magistrate commented that general deterrence is important in this matter and that the Bankruptcy Act is important legislation.

The matter was prosecuted by the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution on behalf of the Australian Financial Security Authority.