Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Former top RCMP denies all related to his pet mole - Update

Senior RCMP officials thought they were brilliant by handing over their national intelligence program to a civilian. RCMP brass made Cameron Ortis director-general of the National Intelligence Coordination Centre and gave him a free hand.

Four years later and Ortis is awaiting trial for security breaches; three of his former staff are suing the government for harassment; and an independent review has cited senior police officials responsible for the NICC for their "clear failure."

Top RCMP entrusted Ortis with critical intelligence at the helm of the NICC, and kept him in that position despite repeated and numerous complaints about his conduct from staff.
Former RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he had a “friendly” relationship with Cameron Ortis, an alleged mole accused of selling top secret intelligence. Paulson denies he protected Ortis, which is strange because Ortis's rapid rise would have been impossible without the support of Paulson. The former head of RCMP’s special intelligence unit was reported for his “strange and controlling” behavior in early 2017.

Ortis was arrested in September 2019 after an FBI investigation revealed he was a spy.
Cameron OrtisPaulson initially declined to comment. An independent review concluded all levels of senior RCMP management failed to deal with the many complaints against Ortis.

“I never received any complaints about Cam and I was never advised of any complaints about Cam." Harassment was a theme during Paulson’s tenure at the RCMP. He issued an apology in October 2016 as part of a legal settlement. Hundreds of millions was blown in legal fees.
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