Senior Canadian Intelligence Official Found Guilty Of Passing Secrets To Iran

  • A jury in Canada found Cameron Jay Ortis, a former intelligence official of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), guilty of breaching Canada’s secrets laws and passing information to international criminals and money launderers connected to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • The trial came following Ortis’s arrest in 2019, which, according to Canadian officials, sent a “shockwave through the Canadian security and intelligence community.”
  • The jury found Ortis guilty of three counts of violating the Security of Information Act and one count of trying to do so. Prosecutors stated that not only did Ortis pass information, but he had classified files that could have only been of interest to rogue states and that he was attempting to share them before his arrest in 2019.