RCMP intelligence Director General charged with espionage involving foreign powers
Update: A previous version of this article stated that Ortis was charged under the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act when in fact he was charged under the Security of Information Act.
According to sources, RCMP HQ
The arrest occurred on September 12 in Ottawa after an extensive national security investigation.
One insider called the allegations “serious spy s**t.”
The RCMP allege that Ortis allegedly had stolen “large quantities of information, which could compromise an untold number of investigations.”
The RCMP have charged Ortis with the following violations of the Security of Information Act and the Criminal Code:
- Section 14(1) of the Security of Information Act
- Section 22(1)(b) of the Security of Information Act
- Section 22(1)(e) of the Security of Information Act
- Section 122 of the Criminal Code
- Section 342.1(1) of the Criminal Code
Most charges relate to unauthorized leaking of prohibited information, unauthorized use of a computer, and break of trust.
Ortis could serve 33 years in prison if convicted.
This is a breaking news story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.