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Eleven Convictions in November for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Eleven Convictions in November 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
Keith Searle Cayuga Possession of 11,200 unmarked cigarettes
September 6, 2019
November 1, 2019 $2,500 fine
Jordan Fluke Belleville Possession of 5,575 unmarked cigarettes
August 5, 2019
November 5, 2019 $1,500 fine
Grzegorz Dembowy Brantford Possession of 4,400 unmarked cigarettes
May 13, 2019
November 5, 2019 $1,313 fine
Jack Gordon Dunhill Brantford Possession of 5,600 unmarked cigarettes
July 18, 2019
November 6, 2019 $1,200 fine
Gary Godsoe Brantford Possession of 30,400 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
September 6, 2019
November 6, 2019 $6,000 fine
Antonio Leo Brantford Possession of 59,400 unmarked cigarettes
July 15, 2019
November 6, 2019 $5,920 fine
Susan Deery Bracebridge Possession of 1,890 unmarked cigarettes April 10, 2019 November 13, 2019 $600 fine
Joseph Laflamme Kenora Possession of 10,208 unmarked cigarettes
August 22, 2019
November 20, 2019 $1,800 fine
Douglas Blair Hamilton Possession of 11,600 unmarked cigarettes
August 1, 2019
November 21, 2019 $2,000 fine
Martin Dekeyzer St. Thomas Possession of 412 unmarked cigarettes
September 22, 2018
November 25, 2019 $250 fine
Colin Nauss Hamilton Possession of 3,000 unmarked cigarettes
December 14, 2018
November 28, 2019 $2,163 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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