Tassie reseller faces court

What began in the Burnie Magistrates Court in 1997 as a case against Leon Gregory Kaine, has turned into a lengthy saga.

Having recently served an eight-month sentence after being convicted for defrauding creditors, Kaine has again faced court this week.

Kaine pleaded guilty to three charges brought about by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

According to ASIC representatives, the charges alleged that Kaine made false or misleading statements about a forged deposit slip shown to him during a previous ASIC investigation.

Justice Slicer gave Kaine with a three-month suspended jail sentence, and placed him on a good behaviour bond for a further two years.

In October 1999, Kaine was found guilty and sentenced to eight months jail for his role in the falsification of a number of bank deposit forms. These he used to hoodwink interstate distributors into supplying him with computer goods.

Kaine has been involved with two companies, Tascom Holdings and North West Computers and Software.