Warren Fischer has been released from jail pending his August 21 sentencing on tax evasion.

Nelson’s Warren Fischer released on bail

A former acupuncturist convicted of tax evasion has been released on bail by a BC Supreme Court judge in Kamloops.

A former acupuncturist convicted of tax evasion has been released on bail by a BC Supreme Court judge in Kamloops, radio station CHNL reports.

Warren Fischer spent 31 days at the Kamloops regional correctional centre after a judge found him guilty of failing to pay $62,000 in federal taxes from 2007 to 2009.

Prosecutor Anthony Varesi says a bail hearing after a verdict is very rare. Fischer refused to attend his trial, which proceeded in his absence.

Fischer’s parents were in the courtroom as Justice Hope Hyslop agreed to a $30,000 surety against their Trail home. He is also required to sign in at the Nelson police station once a week.

Fischer will be sentenced in Nelson on August 21. He was originally scheduled to learn his fate on July 24.

He faces a maximum of two years in jail plus a $124,000 fine.

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