Friday, September 13, 2019

Senior RCMP employee Cameron Ortis arrested, charged as spy

A director general of an intelligence unit within the RCMP has been arrested and charged. Cameron Ortis is facing multiple charges under both the Criminal Code and the Security of Information Act.

Ortis was former RCMP Comm. Bob Paulson’s most elite advisor on issues related to national security and sensitive investigations, and likely the only civilian to ever achieve the position of director general of intelligence. Ortis would have had intimate access to secret national security information. He was found out by the US.
Charges relate specifically to unauthorized leaking of sensitive operational information, breach of trust, and unauthorized use of a computer.

Ortis's case was put over to Sept. 20 and he remains in custody. The investigation lasted over 4 years.
Cameron Ortis faces seven counts dating as far back as 2015, including breach of trust, communicating “special operational information,” and obtaining information in order to pass it to a foreign entity.