UPDATE: Amell receives extra year to pursue Fine Option program

Justin Crann
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Robert Amell has been given an extra year to pay off his fines.

Moose Jaw Provincial Court

Amell was convicted in 2010 for tax evasion in the amount of $18,616.12 over three years (2003 to 2006) and falsely claiming $1,717.65 in GST.

He appeared in provincial court Wednesday to make an application to pay off his fines with community service hours.

During discussion with Judge Douglas Kovatch and prosecutor Doug Curliss, who was participating by phone, Amell told the court he had been working to get in to the Fine Option program.

"Perhaps what we should do at this stage is extend the period of time in which he can pay the fine," said Curliss. "If Mr. Amell has been diligent and works things off and is working toward the fine being paid off, he can bring another application for a further extension.

"What happens in the future, we will have to leave to the future," he added.

Kovatch awarded Amell an extra year so that he can pursue the Fine Option alternative.

He will again appear in court on March 16, 2015 for an update, and the time he has to pay his fines has been extended to March 31, 2015.

"Mr. Amell, you should be able to work with Fine Option and go to work (in) working off the fine," Kovatch said.

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