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Eight Convictions in August for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Eight Convictions in August for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

Ministry of Finance

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

Name

Court location

Offence description and date

Date of conviction

Penalty imposed

James M. Palechka

Napanee

Possession of 4,000 unmarked cigarettes June 3, 2019

August 1, 2019

$2,000 fine

Edmond McTague

Bracebridge

Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes
April 10, 2019

August 7, 2019

$2,000 fine

Natasha Tabitha Mol

Hamilton

Possession of 11,800 unmarked cigarettes
April 24, 2019

August 15, 2019

$1,000 fine

Daniel R. Sztenc

Hamilton

Possession of 8,493 unmarked cigarettes April 12, 2019

August 15, 2019

$1,000 fine

Derek Fotherby

Hamilton

Possession of 3,400 unmarked cigarettes 
March 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

$650 fine

Wenjin Chen

Hamilton

Possession of 32,400 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
February 14, 2019

August 15, 2019

$7,500 fine

Viktor Kovacs

Hamilton

Possession of 4,600 unmarked cigarettes March 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

$900 fine

Ashley Anne Pastor

Hamilton

Possession of 1,437 unmarked cigarettes March 4, 2019

August 15, 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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