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Order for compensation where officer involved in void transaction

             (1)  Where:

                     (a)  a court finds a person guilty of an offence constituted by a contravention of subsection 437D(5) (including such an offence that is taken to have been committed because of section 5 of the Crimes Act 1914 ); and

                     (b)  the court is satisfied that the company or another person has suffered loss or damage because of the act or omission constituting the offence;

the court may (whether or not it imposes a penalty) order the first-mentioned person to pay compensation to the company or other person, as the case may be, of such amount as the order specifies.

Note:          Section 73A defines when a court is taken to find a person guilty of an offence.

             (2)  An order under subsection (1) may be enforced as if it were a judgment of the court.

             (3)  The power of a court under section 1318 to relieve a person from liability as mentioned in that section extends to relieving a person from liability to be ordered under this section to pay compensation.

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