Fitness company owner subject of peace bond application

Rosie Gillingham
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Hearing set for next month to deal with allegations against Robert King

Fitness company owner Robert King has more legal woes.

Less than a week after his case dealing with drug charges was called in provincial court in

St. John’s, he was dealing with more allegations of wrongdoing.

King, who owns Heavyweight Fitness, was the subject of a peace bond application Tuesday at prov­incial court in St. John’s.

The application was filed by a former client, who alleges King threatened him.

King wasn’t in court. Instead, he was represented by his lawyer, Eli Baker.

“Is Mr. King prepared to enter into a peace bond with (this man)?” Judge Lois Skanes asked Baker.

“He is not,” Baker replied.

As a result, a hearing to argue the issue was scheduled for Dec. 9.

The judge asked the complainant to bring all and any evidence he had to prove his case. The man nodded.


Drug charges

King is represented by Baker’s sister, Averill Baker, in the case involving drug charges.

Last week in court, a preliminary inquiry was scheduled for Feb. 3-6.

King was charged following a lengthy police investigation, which found he had allegedly been exporting controlled drugs out of the country illegally.

From August to October last year, police intercepted packages of ephedrine, containing tens of thousands of pills.

They were reportedly being mailed to customers in the United States.

King faces three charges — two counts of exporting controlled drugs and one count of possessing controlled drugs.

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Recent comments

  • Brother Versus Sister
    November 27, 2013 - 18:48

    The 2 lawyers on opposite sides of this case are brother and sister? Has that happened in a Newfoundland court before?

  • darls
    November 27, 2013 - 08:23

    and to all you people who say ...He is a really nice man....yeah right...a real upstanding citizen he is....hahahaha...cheers