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Eleven Convictions in March for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Eleven Convictions in March for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

Ministry of Finance

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

Name Court location Offence description and date Date of conviction Penalty imposed
David W. Adams Cayuga Possession of 10,400 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
December 17, 2018
March 1, 2019 $3,000 fine
Vivian Higgins Belleville Possession of 62,800 unmarked cigarettes
November 15, 2018
March 5, 2019 $8,000 fine
2529515 Ontario Inc. Whitby Possession of 20,450 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
January 22, 2018
March 6, 2019 Suspended sentence
Asitkumar Joshi Whitby Possession of 20,450 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
January 22, 2018
March 6, 2019 $5,000 fine
Johnena E. Dawe Hamilton Possession of 11,975 unmarked cigarettes 
December 19, 2018
March 6, 2019 $7,137 fine
Daniel Waller Orillia Possession of 1,350 unmarked cigarettes 
October 24, 2018
March 6, 2019 $1,000 fine
Edgar Meikle Toronto Possession of 10,840 unmarked cigarettes 
October 30, 2018
March 12, 2019 $3,000 fine
Donna Howell Bracebridge Possession of 7,200 unmarked cigarettes October 11, 2018 March 13, 2019 $2,050 fine
Anthony Brown St. Thomas Transporting 146 kilograms of raw leaf tobacco without permit September 29, 2018 March 14, 2019 $4,000 fine
Arthur Field Brantford Possession of 6,000 unmarked cigarettes October 15, 2018 March 26, 2019 $1,800 fine
Raymond Haffner Kitchener Possession of 1,800 unmarked cigarettes November 30, 2018 March 27, 2019 $750 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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