The Crown is seeking a sentence of at least 20 years in prison for Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle, who has pleaded guilty to
selling military secrets to Russia.
In closing arguments at Delisle’s sentencing hearing today, Lyne Decarie said the Halifax navy officer abused the trust of his
family, colleagues, Canada’s allies and “ordinary Canadians.”
Decarie argued that Delisle should be sentenced to five years in prison for breach of trust and 20 years for communicating
information to a foreign entity that could harm Canada’s interests, both of which would be concurrent.
She said she will leave it to the judge’s discretion whether to sentence Delisle further for the second count of communicating
information to a foreign entity.
That charge relates to secrets that Delisle tried to send to the Russians though they were intercepted by police.
In an agreed statement of facts presented to the provincial court, Delisle admits that he accepted nearly $72,000 in exchange
for selling secrets to Russia for nearly five years.