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Nine Convictions in December for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Nine Convictions in December 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
Ryan Anderson Kenora Possession of 5,400 unmarked cigarettes
September 26, 2019
December 4, 2019 $1,500 fine
Blair Pope Kenora Possession of 5,400 unmarked cigarettes
September 26, 2019
December 4, 2019 $1,500 fine
Jason Damiano L'Orignal Possession of 2,400 unmarked cigarettes
June 18, 2019
December 5, 2019 $500 fine
Adam St-Louis L'Orignal Possession of 1,610 unmarked cigarettes
September 19, 2019
December 5, 2019 $450 fine
Christian Brisson L'Orignal Possession of 2,075 unmarked cigarettes
October 5, 2019
December 5, 2019 $500 fine
Firozamed Patel Cayuga Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes
August 1, 2019
December 9, 2019 $6,000 fine and a two-year probation order
Patricia Welsh Brantford Possession of 12,400 unmarked cigarettes
October 10, 2019
December 11, 2019 $3,500 fine
Laurier Theoret Cornwall Possession of 20,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
September 4, 2019
December 16, 2019 Suspended sentence and a 15-month probation order
Nancy Slavinski Cornwall Possession of 3,085 kg of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for the purpose of sale
December 20, 2016
December 17, 2019 Suspended sentence and a two-year probation order

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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