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Fourteen People Convicted in April for Violating the Tobacco Tax Act

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Fourteen People Convicted in April for Violating the 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
Sarah Angela Hammond Napanee Possession of 275 unmarked cigarettes
July 10, 2018
April 2, 2019 $150 fine
Stephen Solmes Napanee Possession of 125 unmarked cigarettes September 21, 2018 April 3, 2019 $250 fine
F-Michael Demmerling Woodstock Possession of 5,180 unmarked cigarettes December 17, 2018 April 4, 2019 $900 fine
Michael T. McCarthy Peterborough Possession of 3,400 unmarked cigarettes October 27, 2018 April 8, 2019 $814 fine
Wilaiwan Hummel Hamilton Possession of 4,512 unmarked cigarettes 
November 6, 2018
April 8, 2019 $3,000 fine
Joanne Raylene McCullough Peterborough Possession of 13,400 unmarked cigarettes 
October 27, 2018
April 8, 2019 $1,738 fine
Jorge Cavacas Hamilton Possession of 10,100 unmarked cigarettes 
October 13, 2018
April 11, 2019 $2,500 fine
Melvyn Snowball Kenora Possession of 12,630 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
August 15, 2018
April 17, 2019 $8,002 fine
Svetlana Korotin Hamilton Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes 
June 16, 2018
April 16, 2019 $4,000 fine
Denys Tsyganov Hamilton Possession of 4,421 unmarked cigarettes 
June 16, 2018
April 16, 2019 $2,500 fine
Tracey E. Mackenzie Brantford Possession of 4,508 unmarked cigarettes 
February 15, 2019
April 17, 2019 $1,000 fine
Susan-Ann O’Toole Brantford Possession of 4,508 unmarked cigarettes 
February 15, 2019
April 17, 2019 $1,000 fine
Michael J. Turner Hamilton Possession of 3,200 unmarked cigarettes 
February 14, 2019
April 17, 2019 $2,274 fine
Raymond Lebrun Timmins Possession of 19,925 unmarked cigarettes August 20, 2018 April 30, 2019 $5,771 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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