Poker champ charged in Surrey Six gets bail
Published Monday, January 18, 2010 9:49AM PST
One of the men charged in connection with the Surrey Six slayings, the worst gang murders in British Columbia history, has been released on bail.
Surrey Provincial Court Judge Ellen Gordon approved the release of Sophon Sek Friday, Neil MacKenzie of the Crown Counsel Office in Victoria confirmed to CTV News.
Sek was freed on $300,000 cash plus a $70,000 surety.
He will appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Monday to review the terms and conditions of his bail, MacKenzie said.
Sek is charged with manslaughter in the 2007 murders of six men, including innocent bystanders Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenberg.
The Cloverdale resident was arrested in November, two days after winning $364,000 in the B.C. Poker Championships.
Six people have been charged in the slayings, including Dennis Karbovanec, who was sentenced to life in prison for his role.