Another surprise twist in a case that once involved Canada’s first human trafficking conviction under the Immigration Act.
A Vancouver man once convicted for human trafficking will have another trial after all.
Franco Orr was found guilty back in 2013, after his family’s Filipino nanny accused him of creating slave-like work conditions.
But that conviction was overturned by BC’s Court of Appeal, and a new trial was ordered.
That looked like it wasn’t going to happen late last year, when Orr entered a surprise guilty plea to the lesser charge of employing a foreign national without authorization.
CKNW has now learned that guilty plea has been withdrawn, and Orr will have a new trial in June.