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Twenty-One Convictions for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Twenty-One Convictions for Violating 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

Mohamed Abbabiya

Toronto

Possession of 49,600 grams of untaxed tobacco
October 16, 2018

September 5, 2019

$3,000 fine

James Parker

Cayuga

Possession of 5,700 unmarked cigarettes
July 4, 2019

September 6, 2019

$500 fine

Vernon Joseph Rawn

Cayuga

Possession of 7,550 unmarked cigarettes
July 4, 2019

September 6, 2019

$500 fine

Valeri Choumarov

Hamilton

Possession of 5,400 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
October 25, 2018

September 9, 2019

$3,000 fine and a 12-month probation order

Marlene Weightman

L'Orignal

Possession of 5,600 unmarked cigarettes 
June 6, 2019

September 11, 2019

$1,200 fine

Donald Osborne

Hamilton

Possession of 10,200 unmarked cigarettes
March 14, 2019

September 11, 2019

$2,384 fine

Herman Hobrink

Brantford

Possession of 5,500 unmarked cigarettes
May 14, 2019

September 11, 2019

$3,548 fine

Bruce D. Klaehn

Brantford

Possession of 5,500 unmarked cigarettes
May 14, 2019

September 11, 2019

$3,548 fine

Susan Taylor

Hamilton

Possession of 5,100 unmarked cigarettes
May 14, 2019

September 18, 2019

$3,500 fine

Christopher Cloutier

Cornwall

Possession of 760 untaxed cigars
September 27, 2018

September 18, 2019

Suspended sentence

Robert Walker

Hamilton

Possession of 14,400 unmarked cigarettes
July 3, 2019

September 18, 2019

$3,000 fine

Carmen Ursomarzo

Hamilton

Possession of 12,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
August 14, 2018

September 19, 2019

$7,151 fine and an 18-month probation order

Hans Wiedemann

Hamilton

Possession of 4,017 unmarked cigarettes
May 14, 2019

September 19, 2019

$1,242 fine

Adam Burdzinski

Hamilton

Possession of 6,013 unmarked cigarettes
May 13, 2019

September 19, 2019

$1,100 fine

Terry E. Mills

Hamilton

Possession of 10,775 unmarked cigarettes
April 12, 2019

September 19, 2019

$2,500 fine

Bernice Muriel Waye

Hamilton

Possession of 1,300 unmarked cigarettes
May 13, 2019

September 19, 2019

$500 fine

Michele J. Wright

Hamilton

Possession of 1,300 unmarked cigarettes
May 13, 2019

September 19, 2019

$500 fine

David Lippert

Hamilton

Possession of 11,000 unmarked cigarettes
May 14, 2019

September 19, 2019

$2,032 fine

Robert J. Reilly

Hamilton

Possession of 3,300 unmarked cigarettes March 15, 2019

September 19, 2019

$2,329 fine

Pierre Guindon

Ottawa

Possession of 20,200 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
November 7, 2018

September 26, 2019

Suspended sentence

Evelyn Tammy Angel Jackson

Hamilton

Possession of 40,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
April 17, 2019

September 30, 2019

$7,500 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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