Fines of $ 1.7 million for the seven smugglers of tobacco

News 1 February, 2018
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    Thursday, 1 February 2018 11:44

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 11:47

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    Seven smugglers of tobacco, have been sentenced by the court to pay fines of more than $ 1.7 million and one of them has also received a prison sentence, announced on Thursday that Revenu Québec.

    “These people are notably criticized to have sold, delivered or had in their possession of tobacco intended for retail sale in Québec and that the package was not identified in accordance with the Act relating to the tobacco tax. In addition, they were not included in the files of Revenu Québec and were not holders of any licences required by Law for the exercise of commercial activities related to tobacco products,” said Revenu Québec in a press release.

    Rene Mainguy, Quebec city, and Maxime Gravel, Repentigny, are those that have received the fines, the more salt in the wound, so that they will respectively reimburse the State 480 069,68 and $ 450 028 $.

    Colette Henley, of Huntingdon, and shall pay a fine of nearly $ 65,000 in addition to serving a prison sentence of 30 days.

    Oren Joseph Bigtree Curry and Michael Rice, of Hogansburg, in the State of New York, will each pay a fine of 279 130 $ within the next four months.

    Josée Guay, Saint-Liboire, was ordered to pay a sum of 122 688 $ over the next 12 months, while Sylvain Jr Rémillard, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will have four months to pay the fine of nearly $ 70,000, which was imposed on him.

    Revenu Québec is obliged to inform the persons carrying on commercial activities related to tobacco products that they must hold the licences required by Law to manufacture, import, transport, store or sell in the wholesale of tobacco products.