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Court Imposes Fine of $5,754 for Possession of Untaxed Cigars

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Court Imposes Fine of $5,754 for Possession of Untaxed Cigars

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Jaewon Jang

Location: Toronto

Description of Offence: Possession of untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: December 6, 2017

Date of Conviction: March 29, 2018, at the Toronto Provincial Offences Court


Penalty Imposed: A fine of $5,754.85 was imposed. Jaewon Jang was given six months to pay. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On December 6, 2017, Ministry of Finance investigators searched two vehicles and discovered 3,100 untaxed cigars. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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