Two suspended managers from the government-owned communications company SaskTel are facing charges of stealing and selling satellite television signals.

Christopher Belay and Jeffery DeSarno have been under a cloud for more than a year. In September 2008, Regina police said they were investigating two employees of the provincial Crown corporation.

At the time, authorities, including officers from the RCMP, said they had conducted searches at SaskTel offices and in two private homes.

The case came before the courts in Regina on Wednesday.

DeSarno faces seven charges, including fraudulently obtaining a telecommunication service, using a computer system to commit an offence, and obstruction.

Belay is accused of manufacturing or distributing equipment used to illegally get a telecommunication signal.

The case was set to return to court in November.

When the allegations first surfaced, a spokeswoman for SaskTel said the investigation wasn't connected to any on-the-job activities.