Sep 29, 2014
By Andy Johnson
Thornhill’s Member of Parliament is asking the Cuban government to send an imprisoned local businessman back to Canada. Peter Kent says Cy Tokmakjian could be expelled from Cuba or transferred to a Canadian facility to serve his 15 year sentence for bribery and tax evasion. The 74-year old president and founder of Vaughan-based Tokmakjian Group was detained in 2011 and eventually sentenced last week. Kdent says there isn’;t a shred of evidence against the businessman who he says proved in court that the charges were groundless. The company has called the case a “travesty of justice” and accuses Cuban officials of launching the prosecution in order to seize $100 million of the firm`s assets.