More than three years after a warrant was issued for his arrest, an accused extortionist is again awaiting trial after turning himself in.
In September of 2009, Casey Sean Corbett-who was then 18 years old-and two others were charged with conspiracy, extortion and drug possession after police derailed an attempt to steal a half-million dollars from a Chilliwack man.
He was later released from custody and soon went missing. On Nov. 19, 2009, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Last January, during the trial of one of his co-accused, authorities still didn't know where Corbett was-or if he was even still alive.
Shane Werner, an acquaintance of Corbett, pleaded guilty to an extortion charge in June of 2011 in connection with the case. In January of 2012 he testified at the trial of the second man, who, because of a publication ban, can only be identified by his initials, A.K.
In January, more than three years after his last scheduled court date, Corbett showed up at the Chilliwack Law Courts and turned him-self in, according to Crown counsel Paul Blessin, who prosecuted A.K.
Corbett appeared in court in January and was released on $5,000 bail. After a scheduled court date Tuesday, he is due to makes his next appearance March 26.
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