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Nine Convictions in March for Violating Tobacco Tax Act

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Nine Convictions in March 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
Charles Beattie Napanee Possession of 1,400 unmarked cigarettes
January 4, 2020
March 5, 2020 $1,276 fine
Felicia Lee Fawcett Napanee Possession of 400 unmarked cigarettes
January 5, 2020
March 5, 2020 $472 fine
Lorraine Fallis Cayuga Possession of 5,800 unmarked cigarettes
July 4, 2019
March 6, 2020 $1,000 fine
Kay Louise Johnson Cayuga Possession of 5,800 unmarked cigarettes
July 4, 2019
March 6, 2020 $1,000 fine
William Isbister London Possession of 295 unmarked cigarettes
June 15, 2019
March 10, 2020 $205 fine
James C. Bonaldo Hamilton Possession of 8,000 unmarked cigarettes
October 29, 2019
March 11, 2020 $1,500 fine
Michael Robertson Hamilton Possession of 6,600 unmarked cigarettes
October 30, 2019
March 11, 2020 $4,158 fine
Cynthia Grove Bracebridge Possession of 1,890 unmarked cigarettes
April 10, 2019
March 11, 2020 $600 fine
Bruce Hammel Hamilton Possession of 23,605 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
October 30, 2019
March 12, 2020 $9,759 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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