smithaa02 - 7:38 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thx Robert for the feedback.
He is claiming he did this for another client...and that client got de-indexed completely. Part of his angle seems to be that removing links will get you human reviewed. He also guaranteed that we would drop in rankings if we dropped his links.
I suspect he is only looking after his own network, but this is a tough situation and I wish google would be more definitive on this matter.