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Eight Convictions in January for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Eight Convictions in January 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
Vasilia Theophilou Cayuga Possession of 4,600 unmarked cigarettes
October 2, 2019
January 10, 2020 $1,350 fine
Ryan Sadler Cayuga Possession of 16,400 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
April 18, 2019
January 10, 2020 Suspended sentence
Muhammad Usman Burlington Possession of 8,800 unmarked cigarettes
October 3, 2018
January 14, 2020 $4,000 fine
Kateryna Konkova Napanee Possession of 5,600 unmarked cigarettes
August 18, 2019
January 15, 2020 $750 fine
Christopher J. Kearney Hamilton Possession of 10,398 unmarked cigarettes
October 18, 2019
January 16, 2020 $3,000 fine
William Dougall Hamilton Possession of 11,500 unmarked cigarettes
October 2, 2019
January 16, 2020 $3,000 fine
Jordan Entwistle Hamilton Possession of 190 unmarked cigarettes
October 20, 2019
January 16, 2020 $355 fine
Kathleen White Hamilton Possession of 9,000 unmarked cigarettes
October 4, 2019
January 16, 2020 $2,500 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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