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Fifteen People Convicted of Tobacco-Related Offences

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Fifteen 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
Dragan Damnjanovic Hamilton Possession of 4,400 unmarked cigarettes February 21, 2018 June 27, 2018 $725 fine
Branka Magic Hamilton Possession of 2,000 unmarked cigarettes February 21, 2018 June 27, 2018 $330 fine
Matthew John Embury Espanola Possession of 25,000 unmarked cigarettes December 13, 2017 June 28, 2018 $4,000 fine
Shirley Furlotte Hamilton Possession of 20,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
April 21, 2018
July 4, 2018 $1,000 fine
Don Perry Hamilton Possession of 2,700 unmarked cigarettes April 21, 2018 July 4, 2018 $750 fine
Francis Welch Hamilton Possession of 2,700 unmarked cigarettes April 21, 2018 July 4, 2018 $750 fine
Joseph Roy Toronto Possession of 13,520 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale January 24, 2018 July 5, 2018 $500 fine and 12 months' probation
Albert Bowden Hounsell Napanee Possession of 1,600 unmarked cigarettes  June 19, 2018 July 5, 2018 $500 fine
Zita Racz Hamilton Possession of 1,100 unmarked cigarettes May 13, 2018 July 10, 2018 $375 fine
Geza Szenasi Hamilton Possession of 1,100 unmarked cigarettes May 13, 2018 July 10, 2018 $375 fine
Larry Whissell Hamilton Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes May 13, 2018 July 10, 2018 $3,000 fine
Cynthia Carol Edwards Hamilton Possession of 2,600 unmarked cigarettes June 9, 2018 July 10, 2018 $800 fine
Frances Rene Pedoniquott Hamilton Possession of 29,883 unmarked cigarettes January 27, 2018 July 18, 2018 $10,000 fine
Hovsep Kankourian Hamilton Possession of 1,812 unmarked cigarettes May 24, 2018 July 24, 2018 $585 fine
Yeprem Tokdjian Hamilton Possession of 1,812 unmarked cigarettes May 24, 2018 July 24, 2018 $585 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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