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Former mortgage broker charged with giving misleading information

Ms Jianyong (Jenny) Mao, of South Brisbane, Queensland, has appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates’ Court on a charge brought by ASIC of giving documents to a lender that were materially misleading.

ASIC alleges that in May 2011, Ms Mao caused documents, including banks statements and application forms which were materially misleading, to be given to a lender in support of a home loan application. ASIC alleges that the loan was subsequently granted on the basis of these documents.

At a hearing on 18 July 2016, the matter was adjourned to 5 September 2016.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) is prosecuting the matter.

Ms Mao operated a home loan broking company, Diamond Lady Group Pty Ltd (Diamond Lady Group) which held an Australian credit licence from 2010 until 2014.

Ms Mao was charged by ASIC under section 33(2) of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 in relation to her conduct while she was engaging in credit activity. Section 33(2) (the predecessor to s160D) makes it an offence for a person engaging in credit activities to give false or misleading information or documents to another person.

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