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Numerous Tobacco-Related Fines Imposed in August

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Numerous Tobacco-Related Fines Imposed in August

Ministry of Finance

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

NameCourt locationOffence and date of offenceDate of convictionPenalty imposed

Maria Rodrigues

Hamilton

Possession of 2,600 unmarked cigarettes April 16, 2018

August 14, 2018 

$750 fine

Sherry Clement

Hamilton

Possession of 4,800 unmarked cigarettes May 13, 2018

August 14, 2018 

$1,200 fine

Sergio Antonoff

Hamilton

Possession of 4,800 unmarked cigarettes May 5, 2018

August 14, 2018 

$1,500 fine

Donna Bourdignon

Hamilton

Possession of 33,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale May 3, 2018

August 14, 2018 

$9,000 fine

Moira Ferguson

Hamilton

Possession of  600 unmarked cigarettes June 20, 2018

August 21, 2018

$300 fine

Joseph L.  Janes

Hamilton

Possession of 18,520 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale April 21, 2018

August 22, 2018

$1,500 fine

Dung Thi My Du

Toronto

Possession of 3,040 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale March 5, 2018

August 22, 2018

$1,500 fine

Dung Thi My Du

Toronto

Possession of 360  unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale  May 25, 2018

August 22, 2018

Suspended sentence and forfeiture order

Claude Roy

Ottawa

Possession of 116,800 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale February 28, 2018

August 23, 2018

$5,000 fine

2083278 Ontario Inc. operating as Yuan Ming Supermarket

Mississauga

Possession of 10,805 unmarked cigarettes April 3, 2018

August 28, 2018

$3,900 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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