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

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.