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Feds issue ‘clarification’ in cocaine case

An order order issued Wednesday by U.S Magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno stated Canadian cocaine suspect Michael B. Yuill’s employer was being investigated “relevant to the pending charges.”

Not true, according to this document filed Friday.

“The Government did not intent to assert that the Defendant’s former employer is under investigation for the pending charges,” according to the document. “The government is aware that the recent fire at the Defendant’s former place of employment is under investigation by Canadian authorities as a suspicious fire. The Government does not have information that the Defendant’s former employer is under investigation for the drug trafficking offense charged in the present case.”

Yuill is being held without bond in the Spokane County Jail after being arrested Oct. 7 with 38 kilos of cocaine in a rented SUV. (Read more here.)

A social networking Web site for his business said Yuill is known in his hometown of Salmon Arm, B.C, as “the guy that dresses up as Shrek every Halloween,” referring to the animated character.

True, according to the local newspaper, the Salmon Arm Observer. The paper this morning emailed us the above photo of Yuill dressed as Shrek in 2005.


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