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Vancouver man charged with perjury after testifying in Nanaimo

Feb 28 2012

A Vancouver man has been charged with perjury after he testified for the defence in the trial of another man in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo last week.

Kyle Munro Dempster allegedly provided false evidence Feb. 22 by offering an alibi for Aaron La Flam, who was on trial for mail theft and identify theft. The Crown took issue with the alibi and the trial ended Feb. 23, when La Flam pleaded guilty.

La Flam was remanded in custody until March 12.

Dempster, meanwhile, was arrested by Nanaimo RCMP and appeared in court on Friday. He is to return to court today to apply for bail.

The charges "send a very strong message" to witnesses to be forthright, Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien said.

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