10/26/2012 07:40 EDT | Updated 09/08/2017 23:34 EDT

Extortion Charges Dropped Against Baker Hughes Oil's Former Alberta Oilfield Worker

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 is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Nov. 27.

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