Judge sets bail at $2M in alleged murder-for-hire targeting Canadian eye surgeon

…Joseph King, an Edmonton-based eye doctor who, along with Mockovak, founded the Clearly Lasik franchise, which has outlets in Washington, Oregon, Alberta and British Columbia. According to court documents, Mockovak is accused of paying $10,000 to an informant to have King murdered. Prosecutors allege another intended victim was Brad Klock, a former hockey player from Port Alberni, B.C., who had sued the company after being dismissed from his job as president.

http://www.edmontonsun.com
November 18, 2009

Judge sets bail at $2M in alleged murder-for-hire targeting Canadian eye surgeon
THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Dr. Joseph King (left), the alleged target of Dr. Michael Mockovak (right). (Left photo: Supplied, right photo: MyNorthwest.com)

SEATTLE — A court spokesman says a laser eye surgeon in the U.S. has pleaded not guilty to an alleged murder-for-hire targeting two colleagues with Canadian roots.

And the lawyer for one of the victims says bail for the accused has been set at $2 million.

Anne Bremner says she and prosecutors had sought substantially higher bail for Michael Mockovak, who is charged with solicitation to commit murder in the first degree.

Bremner represents Joseph King, an Edmonton-based eye doctor who, along with Mockovak, founded the Clearly Lasik franchise, which has outlets in Washington, Oregon, Alberta and British Columbia

According to court documents, Mockovak is accused of paying $10,000 to an informant to have King murdered.

Prosecutors allege another intended victim was Brad Klock, a former hockey player from Port Alberni, B.C., who had sued the company after being dismissed from his job as president.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2009/11/18/11798761.html


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