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Eleven People Convicted in May for Violating the Tobacco Tax Act

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Eleven People Convicted in May 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
Maher Mahmoud Abusamra Hamilton Possession of 3,835 unmarked cigarettes
June 22, 2018
May 1, 2019 $2,650 fine
Jack Parry Whitby Possession of 2,675 unmarked cigarettes
December 19, 2018
May 1, 2019 $1,500 fine
Margaret Davis Hamilton Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes
February 14, 2019
May 12, 2019 $3,000 fine
Robert Leroux Mississauga Possession of 2,400 unmarked cigarettes
January 16, 2019
May 21, 2019 $500 fine
Michael Rocco Tiberi Mississauga Possession of 2,340 unmarked cigarettes
January 16, 2019
May 21, 2019 $500 fine
Russel Davis Brantford Possession of 16,400 unmarked cigarettes and 2041 grams of other tobacco
March 15, 2019
May 22, 2019 $3,000 fine
David Rank Brantford Possession of 16,400 unmarked cigarettes and 2041 grams of other tobacco
March 15, 2019
May 22, 2019 $3,000 fine
David Tufts Peterborough Possession of 8,220 unmarked cigarettes
March 16, 2019
May 27, 2019 $1,467.41 fine
Frederick Tufts Peterborough Possession of 8,220 unmarked cigarettes
March 16, 2019
May 27, 2019 $1,467.41 fine
Joan-Marie Sedlack Peterborough Possession of 4,000 unmarked cigarettes
May 19, 2019
May 27, 2019 $1,358.50 fine
Isaac Hiebert Brantford Possession of 1,840 kgs of raw leaf tobacco
October 3, 2018
May 28, 2019 $500 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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