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Seven People Convicted of Tobacco-Related Offences

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Seven People Convicted of Tobacco-Related Offences

Ministry of Finance

The following individuals were convicted of offences under the Tobacco Tax Act:

Name Court location Offence and date of offence Date of conviction Penalty imposed

Christopher Boyd Thomas

Cornwall

Possession of 12,500 untaxed cigars December 6, 2016

April 24, 2018

$3,248 fine

Andrew Richard Robertson

Ottawa

Possession of 2,819 unmarked cigarettes June 28, 2017

April 26, 2018

$500 fine

Robert Green

Newmarket

Possession of 7,200 unmarked cigarettes December 19, 2017

April 27, 2018

$250 fine

Bruce Lundrigan

Toronto

Possession of 300 unmarked cigarettes February 26, 2018

May 1, 2018

$150 fine

Mark Rene Trowbridge

Hamilton

Possession of 9,700 unmarked cigarettes November 2, 2017

May 2, 2018

$1,598 fine

Jerry W. Brown

Cayuga

Possession of 5,800 unmarked cigarettes January 27, 2018

May 4, 2018

$1,800 fine

Merrieau Lorraine Lucille Clark

Cayuga

Possession of 5,800 unmarked cigarettes January 27, 2018

May 4, 2018

$1,800 fine

The court also imposed a victim fine surcharge for each offence as required under the Provincial Offences Act. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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