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Six People Convicted of Tobacco-Related Offences

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Six People Convicted of Tobacco-Related Offences

Ministry of Finance

The following individuals were convicted of offences under the Tobacco Tax Act.


Name

Court location

Offence and date of offence

 

Date of conviction

Penalty imposed

William J. Cardwell

Hamilton

Possession of 20,000 unmarked cigarettes;
January 27, 2018

May 8, 2018

$3,295 fine

Don A. Bailey

Hamilton

Possession of 2,037 unmarked cigarettes;
March 28, 2018

May 15, 2018

$335 fine

Susan Ward

Hamilton

Possession for the purpose of sale of 27,600 unmarked cigarettes;
February 27, 2018

May 16, 2018

$2,000 fine

Elias Pacheco

Toronto

Possession of 6,400 unmarked cigarettes;
August 18, 2017

May 22, 2018

$1,000 fine

Leonid Tsvilyk

Hamilton

Possession of 17,000 unmarked cigarettes;
February 26, 2018

May 28, 2018

$2,000 fine

Susan Mansfield

Hamilton

Possession of 6,400 unmarked cigarettes;
March 11, 2018

May 29, 2018

$1,054 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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