By The Canadian Press - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 0 Comments
HALIFAX – A Halifax navy intelligence officer convicted of espionage was paid nearly $72,000…
HALIFAX – A Halifax navy intelligence officer convicted of espionage was paid nearly $72,000 for selling secrets to the Russians, the Crown said as a two-day sentencing hearing for Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle got underway Thursday.
Lyne Decarie told the provincial court that Delisle received 23 payments totalling $71,817 from 2007 until 2011 for his services.
Decarie said Delisle, who sat in the courtroom alongside his defence lawyer wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt as she laid out her case, walked into the Russian Embassy in Ottawa in July 2007 to offer his services for money.
She said Russian agents told him to provide a “manuscript” on the 10th of each month with information pertaining to Russia.