El Sol Trading Case Settles for $510,000

This page last reviewed December 21, 2011

The Mobile Source Enforcement Section, in conjunction with the Office of Legal Affairs and Office of the Attorney General for the State of California brought an action in Los Angeles County Superior Court against El Sol Trading, Inc., Odes Powersports, Inc., American Sports Club, Inc. d.b.a. Pro Motorsports and Gloria Ma for importing, offering for sale, and selling uncertified motor vehicles.

The defendants stipulated to a total penalty of $510,000; $385,000 of the total penalty shall be stayed as long as the Defendants do not willfully or intentionally violate the permanent injunction or violate the payment conditions for payment of $125,000 of the total civil penalty. The terms of the injunction can be viewed here.

This case involved the importation and sale of non-California certified motorcycles and off-highway recreational vehicles to California residents that were subsequently registered or sold in California, which is prohibited by Health and Safety Code sections 43150 et seq.