Media release: VIC (Mandri) Former Bankrupt ordered to perform 18 months community service for making false declarations

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mr Govind Mandri (aka Gavin Mandri) was convicted at the Moorabbin Magistrates Court on 6 June 2018 for knowingly making a false declaration in his Statement of Affairs, removing money from a bank account that he failed to declare, and applying for credit without informing that person that he is an undischarged bankrupt.

In his Statement of Affairs, Mr Mandri failed to declare a bank account and a superannuation fund. Mr Mandri removed a total of $12,100 from the bank account.

Approximately two months after the presentation of the petition which made him bankrupt, Mr Mandri obtained credit totalling $50,000 from a person without informing that person that he is an undischarged bankrupt.

Mr Mandri pleaded guilty to all three charges and was ordered to perform 150 hours unpaid community work over a period of 18 months and to pay disbursement costs of $183.30. The matter was prosecuted by the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions on behalf of the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA).