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Twenty-two People Fined for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Twenty-two People Fined 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
Patrick Hartleib Hamilton Possession of 755 unmarked cigarettes
June 14, 2018
February 1, 2019 $668 fine
Brian Harold Bates Hamilton Possession of 2,590 unmarked cigarettes
August 7, 2018
February 1, 2019 $1,685 fine
James Thompson Hamilton Possession of 630 unmarked cigarettes
October 28, 2018
February 1, 2019 $600 fine
Larry Gibson Orillia Possession of 5,400 unmarked cigarettes
October 24, 2018
February 6, 2019 $1,500 fine
David Turner Brantford Possession of 14,000 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
October 25, 2018
February 20, 2019 $4,000 fine
Timothy Howard Kraley Brantford Possession of 14,600 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
December 19, 2018
February 20, 2019 $8,593 fine
Judith McDowell Brantford Possession of 5,400 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
December 19, 2018
February 20, 2019 $3,493 fine
Jianxing Zhou Brantford Possession of 2,200 unmarked cigarettes November 27, 2018 February 20, 2019 $910 fine
Zean Agsalud Napanee Possession of 200 unmarked cigarettes November 8, 2018 February 20, 2019 $50 fine
Robin Cressy Hamilton Possession of 2,466 unmarked cigarettes July 8, 2018 February 21, 2019 $575 fine
Joan Cressy Hamilton Possession of 2,466 unmarked cigarettes July 8, 2018 February 21, 2019 $575 fine
Kim Downes Hamilton Possession of 2,466 unmarked cigarettes July 8, 2018 February 21, 2019 $575 fine
Bradley J. Hicks Hamilton Possession of 11,250 unmarked cigarettes October 13, 2018 February 21, 2019 $2,000 fine
Dani Bodikh Hamilton Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes August 7, 2018 February 21, 2019 $4,000 fine
Krystal McKenny Hamilton Possession of 3,800 unmarked cigarettes October 23, 2018 February 21, 2019 $700 fine
Thanh-Son Nguyen Hamilton Possession of 51,049 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
June 30, 2018
February 21, 2019 $1,000 fine
Sharon Pirie Hamilton Possession of 8,200 unmarked cigarettes September 13, 2018 February 21, 2019 $1,750 fine
Wilfred Stunden Hamilton Possession of 4,200 unmarked cigarettes October 25, 2018 February 21, 2019 $2,580 fine
Renato Aquino Hamilton Possession of 1,269 unmarked cigarettes October 13, 2018 February 21, 2019 $870 fine
Giovanni De Leo Hamilton Possession of 1,269 unmarked cigarettes October 13, 2018 February 21, 2019 $870 fine
Giuseppe Salvo Hamilton Possession of 1,269 unmarked cigarettes October 13, 2018 February 21, 2019 $870 fine
Jozsef Paksa Hamilton Possession of 3,000 unmarked cigarettes October 8, 2018 February 21, 2019 $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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