UPDATE: The Crown withdrew the charge against David Griffith in September 2014, confirmed the RCMP.
RED DEER, Alta. - A former Alberta oilsands worker has been charged with extortion.
Mounties allege an employee of Baker Hughes Oil demanded and received money from a subcontractor to ensure Baker Hughes would continue to use the subcontractor's services.
RCMP say the alleged extortion happened between January 2006 and March 2010.
Thirty-seven-year-old David Griffith of Balzac, is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Nov. 27.