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Navy spy gets 20-year prison sentence for selling secrets to Russia

Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle is escorted by sheriffs from Nova Scotia provincial court after being sentenced to 20 years in prison, in Halifax on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Delisle, convicted of selling military secrets to Russia, becomes the first person to be sentenced under Canada's Security of Information Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle, the Halifax navy intelligence officer who sold secrets to Russia, has been given a 20-year prison sentence.

But the judge presiding over the case says Delisle will serve 18 years and five months behind bars because of time he has already served.

Provincial court Judge Patrick Curran said Friday that Delisle “coldly and rationally” offered his services to Russia.

Curran also ordered Delisle to pay a fine of nearly $112,000 _ the amount of money he collected from his Russian bosses _ within 20 years.

Delisle pleaded guilty last year to breach of trust and communicating information that could harm Canada’s interests to a
foreign entity.

The Crown sought a prison sentence of at least 20 years, while the defence asked for nine to 10 years.

 

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Excellent. Hope he spends those 20 years thinking about how be betrayed his country.

February 10, 2013 at 11:18 am