Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jeffrey Paul Delisle: Canadian Navy officer accused of spying for "foreign entity", sent to jail

A Canadian navy intelligence officer charged with communicating information to a foreign entity or terrorist group has agreed to stay in custody for now and not make a bail application, his lawyer says.

Jeffrey Paul Delisle was arrested in the Halifax area over the weekend. He did not appear in court for a bail hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning and was remanded into custody until his next court date Jan. 25.

A sub-lieutenant in the navy, Delisle faces two charges under the Security of Information Act that deal with communicating information that could harm Canada's interests, according to court documents.

The alleged incidents occurred between July 2007 and Jan. 10 or 13, 2011, in Kingston, Ont., and Ottawa, and Halifax and Bedford.

The documents also allege Delisle committed breaches of trust "in connection with the duties of his office," in violation of the Criminal Code.

There was no indication what information Delisle is accused of passing or to whom it was passed. more