Cameron Jay Ortis, an ex-director of RCMP intelligence who is facing accusations of unveiling confidential information, fervently rejected all charges invoked against him today.
RCMP Commissioner Mike Duheme, along with former Mountie chief, Bob Paulson, are put forth by The Crown as possible witnesses that will feature in the trial.
The erstwhile intelligence director’s arrest in Ottawa, September 2019, severely surprised and shook the foundations of the national police force. As the incumbent head of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Co-ordination Centre, Ortis held the keys to some of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets.
The indictments filed against Ortis include his alleged violation of the Security of Information Act. It is believed that he disclosed classified details to three separate individuals and was poised to do the same in a fourth case. Besides these, Ortis is also charged with breach of trust and violation of computer-related legislation.
The ball has been set rolling in Ontario Superior Court today, marking the beginning of a multi-week trial involving jury selection.