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Case of navy intelligence officer accused of espionage returns to court

Sub.-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle is escorted from provincial court in Halifax on Jan. 17, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
July 17, 2012 - 4:30 AM

HALIFAX - The case of a Halifax navy intelligence officer accused of espionage is due back in provincial court today.

Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle faces two charges of passing information to a foreign entity that could harm Canada's interests.

Delisle was denied bail in March and has been in custody at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Halifax since his arrest in January.

The 41-year-old has yet to enter a plea.

Court documents say one of the alleged offences happened between July 6, 2007, and Jan. 13, 2012, while the other offence is alleged to have happened between Jan. 10 and Jan. 13 of this year.

Delisle also faces a breach of trust charge under the Criminal Code that is alleged to have happened between July 6, 2007, and Jan. 13, 2012.

All the offences are alleged to have happened in or near Halifax, Ottawa and Kingston, Ont.

Delisle joined the navy as a reservist in 1996, then became a member of the regular forces in 2001, and was promoted to an officer rank in 2008.

He was charged under a section of the Security of Information Act that was passed by the House of Commons after the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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