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Man Charged With Illegal Telemarketing

VALLEY ROUNDUP | West Hills

October 30, 1999|KARIMA A. HAYNES

A West Hills businessman has been charged with illegally telemarketing computer printer toner, Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn announced Friday.

Doran Amir, 36, operator of Direct Imaging Systems in Chatsworth, is to appear in Los Angeles Municipal Court on Nov. 18, officials said. Amir could not be reached for comment Friday.

Amir is charged in a criminal complaint with three counts each of operating as a telemarketer without proper registration and without maintaining a $100,000 bond. Additionally, he is charged with two counts of making false and misleading statements to potential customers.

If convicted of all charges, Amir could face a total of 2 1/2 years in jail and $22,500 in fines, officials said.

Postal inspectors contend that a Direct Imaging Systems representative claimed to be with Minolta when attempting a telephone sale with an employee of a Houston company, officials said. Direct Imaging Systems is also accused of shipping unordered computer printer toner.

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