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Court Imposes Numerous Fines for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Court Imposes Numerous Fines for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

Ministry of Finance

These individuals were convicted of offences under the Tobacco Tax Act.

Name Court location Offence and date of offence Date of conviction Penalty imposed
Harout Samandjian Hamilton Possession of 56,560 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
April 30, 2018
September 18, 2018 $5,000 fine
Angela Susan Beatty Guelph Possession of 14,400 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
June 16, 2018
September 19, 2018 $3,000 fine
Brian Laidlaw Hamilton Possession of  4,200 unmarked cigarettes June 30, 2018 September 19, 2018 $2,827 fine
Quoc Nhut Chau Hamilton Possession of  15,433 unmarked cigarettes April 28, 2018 September 19, 2018 $9,053 fine
John Voortman Hamilton Possession of  12,200 unmarked cigarettes May 30, 2018 September 19, 2018 $7,261 fine
Tedroy Morris Hamilton Possession of  2,600 unmarked cigarettes April 16, 2018 September 19, 2018 $1,691 fine
Jozef Horvat Hamilton Possession of 1,650 unmarked cigarettes April 8, 2018 September 20, 2018 $1,039 fine
Mark Horvat Hamilton Possession of 1,650 unmarked cigarettes April 8, 2018 September 20, 2018 $1,039 fine
Szvkenyik Norbert Hamilton Possession of 1,650 unmarked cigarettes April 8, 2018 September 20, 2018 $1,039 fine
Andrzej Zoladkowski Hamilton Possession of 2,600 unmarked cigarettes April 8, 2018 September 20, 2018 $850 fine
Ronald Van-Marrum Brantford Possession of 8,400 unmarked cigarettes July 7, 2018 September 26, 2018 $2,500 fine
Ivan Petef Hamilton Possession of 3,000 unmarked cigarettes August 15, 2018 October 3, 2018 $475 fine
Bradley Blackhurst Hamilton Possession of 25,800 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
August 14, 2018
October 3, 2018 $1,000 fine
Peter J. Hamilton Hamilton Possession of 10,061 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
June 14, 2018
October 3, 2018 Suspended sentence
B. Izabela Zawierucha Burlington Possession of 26,810 unmarked cigarettes June 13, 2018 October 9, 2018 $3,000 fine
Daniel Knight Barrie Possession of 77 unmarked cigarettes July 23, 2018 October  10, 2018 $50 fine
Elizabeth Muise Hamilton Possession of 13,000 unmarked cigarettes June 14, 2018 October 10, 2018 $2,000 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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