Millionaire couple who manipulated vaccine queue fined C$2,300

WION Web Team
Ottawa, Canada Published: Jun 17, 2021, 03:41 PM(IST)

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While many thought they would be jailed for the offence, the couple pleaded guilty to breaking public health rules and were, therefore, fined

A millionaire Canadian couple had chartered a private plane to an island to skip coronavirus vaccine queue. The vaccine they were injected was meant for elderly indigenous people. Now they have been fined C$2,300, which is being seen as a lesser punishment.

The offenders were former casino executive Rodney Baker and his wife, the actor Ekaterina Baker.

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The famous couple had chartered a bush plane to the tiny island called Beaver Creek, where they manipulated the locals into giving them a vaccine shot on January 21 that was meant for the elderly population of the indigenous community.

They were apprehended while trying to board a flight out of the Yukon Territory.

While many thought they would be jailed for the offence, the couple pleaded guilty to breaking public health rules and were, therefore, fined.

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However, the fact that the millionaire couple was not jailed has angered many people across the globe.

What saved the couple from being jailed were their guilty plea and their two-time donation of C$5,000, made twice to the Covax scheme.

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