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Court Imposes Many Fines for Tobacco Tax Act Offences

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Court Imposes Many Fines for Tobacco Tax Act Offences

Ministry of Finance

These individuals were convicted of offences under the Tobacco Tax Act:

Name Court location Offence and date of offence Date of conviction Penalty imposed
Rashad Petgrave Peterborough Possession of 3,667 untaxed cigars for the purpose of sale
April 10, 2018
October 22, 2018 $5,000 fine
Faramarz Zaraineh Hamilton Possession of 20,520 unmarked cigarettes
April 30, 2018
October 24, 2018 $1,000 fine
Mohammad Al Hassan Hamilton Possession of 20,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
April 21, 2018
October 24, 2018 $1,000 fine
Keith Peill Kitchener Possession of 24,380 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
August 3, 2018
October 24, 2018 $9,000 fine
Zoltan Lakatos Jr. Hamilton Possession of 14,610 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
April 28, 2018
October 24, 2018 $3,000 fine
Zoltan Lakatos Sr. Hamilton Possession of 14,610 unmarked cigarettes  for the purpose of sale
April 28, 2018
October 24, 2018 $3,000 fine
Joseph Nugent Hamilton Possession of 33,800 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
May 3, 2018
October 24, 2018 $1,000 fine
Leonard Legere Hamilton Possession of 20,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
April 21, 2018
October 24, 2018 $2,000 fine
Kelly Waines Hamilton Possession of 2,200 unmarked cigarettes September 1, 2018 October 29, 2018 $860 fine
Ernest Perreault L'Orignal Possession of 1,300 unmarked cigarettes October 13, 2017 October 30, 2018 $500 fine
Hazim Ljubijanac Hamilton Possession of 3,400 unmarked cigarettes September 1, 2018 October 31, 2018 $500 fine
Wieslaw Parapura Hamilton Possession of 1,980 unmarked cigarettes September 3, 2018 October 31, 2018 $400 fine
Steve Roussy Hearst Possession of 819 unmarked cigarettes May 3, 2018 October 31, 2018 $400 fine
Lynne Roberts Hamilton Possession of 3,800 unmarked cigarettes September 1, 2018 October 31, 2018 $700 fine
Oanh Van Nguyen Milton Possession of 210,000 unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
August 3, 2017
October 31, 2018 $7,500 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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