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Sixteen Convictions in June for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Sixteen Convictions in June for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

Ministry of Finance

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

Name

Court location

Offence description and date

Date of conviction

Penalty imposed

Clyda Thompson

Cornwall

Possession of 86,000 grams (86 kg) of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale
October 15, 2018

June 3, 2019

Suspended sentence and a 12-month probation order

Della Rawson

Napanee

Possession of 1,600 unmarked cigarettes April 18, 2019

June 6, 2019

$500 fine

Gloria Beavis

Cobourg

Possession of 2,920 unmarked cigarettes April 3, 2019

June 12, 2019

$1,000 fine

Robert Cogan

Cobourg

Possession of 3,600 unmarked cigarettes April 3, 2019

June 12, 2019

$1,200 fine

Brian Kosh

Hamilton

Possession of 1,249 unmarked cigarettes 
April 2, 2019

June 12, 2019

Suspended sentence

David Flood

Cobourg

Possession of 5,500 unmarked cigarettes 
April 3, 2019

June 12, 2019

$824 fine

Bonnie Leblanc

Cobourg

Possession of 5,500 unmarked cigarettes 
April 3, 2019

June 12, 2019

$824 fine

Gerard Marshall

Hamilton

Possession of 13,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
June 16, 2018

June 12, 2019

$7,700 fine

Tina Marshall

Hamilton

Possession of 13,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
June 16, 2018

June 12, 2019

Suspended sentence and a 12-month probation order

Judith Harrower

Napanee

Possession of 2,000 unmarked cigarettes 
March 1, 2019

June 19, 2019

Suspended sentence

John Branscombe

Napanee

Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes 
April 4, 2019

June 19, 2019

$3,000 fine

Ronald J. Durston

Napanee

Possession of 11,100 unmarked cigarettes 
April 4, 2019

June 19, 2019

$2,000 fine

Vilma Sertic

Hamilton

Possession of 2,000 unmarked cigarettes 
September 29, 2018

June 20, 2019

$804 fine

Orville Meridith

Hamilton

Possession of 12,100 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
December 12, 2018

June 20, 2019

$6,950 fine

Vlada Stanisavljevic

Hamilton

Possession of 12,100 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
December 12, 2018

June 20, 2019

$6,950 fine

Lubomir Franko

Hamilton

Possession of 15,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
November 14, 2018

June 20, 2019

$8,814 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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