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Eight Convictions in February for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Eight Convictions in February 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
Robert Kenneth Munn Guelph Possession of 2,835 unmarked cigarettes
June 2, 2019
February 5, 2020 $1,286 fine
Gerry Lamberte Brantford Possession of 16,000 unmarked cigarettes
October 4, 2019
February 5, 2020 $2,000 fine
Joseph Patrick Gabriel St-Amour L'Orignal Possession of 100 unmarked cigarettes
November 8, 2019
February 6, 2020 $155 fine
Robin Jeanette MacLellan Hamilton Possession of 16,000 unmarked cigarettes
October 15, 2019
February 12, 2020 $2,000 fine
Salim M. Mohamad L'Orignal Possession of 9,540 unmarked cigarettes
May 11, 2019
February 13, 2020 $3,000 fine
Michael McPhee Kirkland Lake Possession of 1,785 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
February 20, 2019
February 13, 2020 $700 fine
Wade McNenly Hamilton Possession of 4,000 unmarked cigarettes
June 16, 2018
February 20, 2020 $2,717 fine and a 12-month probation order
Mark Teal Hamilton Possession of 10,000 unmarked cigarettes
October 10, 2019
February 20, 2020 $2,000 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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