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Tobacco-Related Offences Lead to Thirteen Convictions

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Tobacco-Related Offences Lead to Thirteen Convictions

Ministry of Finance

The following individuals and corporation were convicted of offences under the Tobacco Tax Act.

Name Court location Offence and date of offence Date of conviction Penalty imposed
Bemco Confectionery and Sales Ltd. Richmond Hill Three counts of receiving delivery of a tobacco product from a wholesaler who does not hold a wholesaler's permit or from an importer who does not hold a registration certificate. The offences occured between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 June 4, 2018 $3,000 ($1,000 fine per  count)
Jingyu Liu Hamilton Possession of 6,600 unmarked cigarettes April 8, 2018 June 5, 2018 $1,800 fine
Christopher James Coulas Brantford Possession of 3,007 unmarked cigarettes March 25, 2018 June 5, 2018 $1,000 fine
Paul Stiles Hamilton Possession of 3,000 unmarked cigarettes
April 7, 2018
June 5, 2018 $900 fine
James Howie Hamilton Possession of 4,200 unmarked cigarettes
April 8, 2018
June 5, 2018 $1,350 fine
Dannie J. Teeple Napanee Possession of 2,000 unmarked cigarettes
March 30, 2018
June 14, 2018 $500 fine
Charles A. Black Napanee Possession of 2,000 unmarked cigarettes
March 30, 2018
June 14, 2018 $800 fine
Giuseppe Terrana Hamilton Possession of 540 unmarked cigarettes
September 3, 2017
June 19, 2018 $150 fine
Bo Lin Toronto Possession of 12,800 unmarked cigarettes
July 7, 2017
June 26, 2018 $4,800 fine and
18 months' probation
Maria F. Jenkins Hamilton Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes
April 30, 2018
June 25, 2018 $2,500 fine
Beverley Sims Hamilton Possession of 4,823 unmarked cigarettes
April 30, 2018
June 26, 2018 $1,250 fine
Sandra Canning Hamilton Possession of 36,400 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
February 27, 2018
June 26, 2018 $2,000 fine
Dejan Babic Hamilton Possession of 4,600 unmarked cigarettes
April 14, 2018
June 27, 2018 $1,000 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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