BC man extradited to US to face deceptive telemarketing charges
December 8th, 2012
William Robertson must face charges in the United States that he was involved in a telemarketing scheme targeting elderly people in the US, a BC judge ordered recently. A joint FBI-RCMP investigation found evidence that employees at a Vancouver boiler room would tell victims they had won large sums of money, but had to pay money in order to collect their winnings.
The US sought Mr. Robertson’s extradition to face charges equivalent to offences in Canada of fraud and deceptive telemarketing. The judge found, however, that there was insufficient evidence for the fraud charge, and committed him for extradition only on the deceptive telemarketing charge.