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Monday, May 16, 2011
Serial fraudster seen on Fifth Estate to appear in St. Lucia court
First posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:56:33 CDT PM
Allan May was arrested Saturday by police in St. Lucia. A serial fraudster featured in a CBC documentary critical of Winnipeg-based fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested by police in St. Lucia.
Allan May was arrested Saturday, nearly three months after a warrant was issued for his arrest by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He was expected to make a court appearance Tuesday. Police say May and his wife, Michelle, were found in contempt of court last fall after failing to repay US$189,000 to five investors following a civil fraud conviction in April 2009. A three-month-old arrest warrant remains in effect for Michelle May, who police believe is somewhere in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
According to police in St. Lucia, the couple has “a history of committing frauds in other Caribbean islands, leaving each jurisdiction for the next island when identified by law enforcement officials.” Months after the judgment against them, the couple spoke negatively of Nygard, their former employer, in an interview that appeared on a CBC Fifth Estate documentary about the fashion designer that originally aired in April 2010.
The documentary, entitled Larger Than Life, has spurred a number of lawsuits from Nygard — including a direct criminal prosecution against the CBC and producers of the program for defamatory libel. “The arrest is further evidence of the CBC building their tabloid story on fabricated information provided by Allan and Michelle May,” an England-based spokesman for Nygard International said Monday night. “Nygard’s lawyers had provided the CBC pages of facts on the past fraudulent conduct of the Mays. In spite of this, CBC’s Fifth Estate chose to base 50% of their tabloid-style story on false testimony from the Mays.”
The next court hearing for that case is set for June 6.
A spokesman for the CBC declined comment.