A Vancouver man was arrested by Nanaimo RCMP and charged with perjury after he allegedly provided false evidence while testifying in B.C. supreme court in Nanaimo.
Kyle Munro Dempster, 36, faces one count of perjury arising from testimony he gave Wednesday as a defense witness for Aaron La Flam, who was on trial in BC Supreme Court for multiple counts of mail and identity theft.
La Flam entered a guilty plea to three counts of mail theft and one count of identity theft Thursday and is being held in custody until his next court appearance March 12.
Police arrested Dempster shortly after La Flam entered his guilty plea.
Dempster appeared before a Nanaimo provincial court judge Friday and has remained in custody until he appears in court today (Tuesday).
“These charges send a very strong message that witnesses are the cornerstone of the judicial system and it is essential their testimony be forthright and truthful at all times,” said Constable Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.