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Wealthy B.C. couple accused of jumping vaccine queue in Yukon to be sentenced Tuesday

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The rich Vancouver couple accused of duping their manner into getting a COVID-19 vaccine within the Yukon earlier than they had been eligible are anticipated to study the implications of that call Tuesday.

A lawyer for Rod and Ekaterina Baker is predicted to seem on their behalf in a Whitehorse courtroom.

In January, the Bakers allegedly travelled to the distant neighborhood of Beaver Creek in a non-public airplane and misrepresented themselves to get their first doses.

They’d reportedly ignored the territory’s 14-day necessary quarantine guidelines upon arrival and had been finally fined $575 every and charged underneath Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act.

Rod Baker additionally subsequently stepped down as president and chief govt of Nice Canadian Gaming.

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The White River First Nation has mentioned the Bakers have by no means apologized or tried to make amends for endangering the neighborhood.

Nothing has been confirmed in court docket, however they might serve as much as six months in jail if convicted.

The B.C. authorities has additionally confirmed the Bakers won’t be eligible for the second dose of the vaccine till August.

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