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Ten People Fined in January for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Ten People Fined in January for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

Ministry of Finance

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

Name

Court location

Offence description and date

Date of conviction

Penalty imposed

Douglas Walker

Stratford

Possession of 4,800 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
February 12, 2018

January 14, 2019

$4,872 fine and an 18-month probation order

Jerzy Nawrot

Hamilton

Possession of 2,200 unmarked cigarettes
August 5, 2018

January 16, 2019

$300 fine

Donald McKenzie

Cobourg

Possession of 5,200 unmarked cigarettes
October 30, 2018

January 16, 2019

$1,400 fine

Charly Horvat

Hamilton

Possession of 2,800 unmarked cigarettes
August 13, 2018

January 17, 2019

$250 fine

Michelle Cook

Hamilton

Possession of 2,200 unmarked cigarettes September 29, 2018

January 17, 2019

$406 fine

Katarzyna Pietka

Hamilton

Possession of 2,600 unmarked cigarettes October 11, 2018

January 17, 2019

$480 fine

Slavko Misuric

Hamilton

Possession of 3,400 unmarked cigarettes September 1, 2018

January 17, 2019

$500 fine

Geoffrey R. Binkley

Hamilton

Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
October 15, 2018

January 17, 2019

$6,043 fine

Suleman Memon

Toronto

Possession of 5,000 unmarked cigarettes September 26, 2018

January 21, 2019

$3,271 fine

Robert Thompson Jr.

Cornwall

Possession of 2,200 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
September 29, 2018

January 22, 2019

$300 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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