Men accused in $1M lobster heist have case adjourned

Two of four people charged in the theft of one-million dollars in frozen lobsters in New Brunswick last year had their cases adjourned when they appeared in court in Caraquet.

Fifty-two-year-old Dyno Facchino and 42-year-old Claude Robert, both from Quebec, had been scheduled to enter pleas when they appeared by video conference on Tuesday, September 5th, but the case was set over to October 3rd so their lawyers can continue discussions with the Crown.

Twenty-one-year-old Kevin Facchino-Lemay, also from Quebec, is to appear in court on October 17th to enter his plea, while 40-year-old Ghislain Leblanc of Cap-Bateau, New Brunswick chose to be tried before a judge alone after a preliminary inquiry early this year.

RCMP said after the arrests that they believed the theft of the lobster and a transport truck in Caraquet was connected to a larger crime ring that was targeting cargo shipments in both Quebec and New Brunswick.