Crown agrees to release redacted versions of warrants in Delisle spy case

Associated Press

HALIFAX - The federal Crown has consented to unsealing redacted versions of three search warrants used to obtain evidence against a navy intelligence officer who pleaded guilty last month to passing military secrets to Russia.

The application to obtain the warrants was made by the CBC.

A provincial court judge in Halifax ruled today that vetted versions of the documents should be released.

Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle pleaded guilty to espionage-related charges and breach of trust for selling classified information from 2007 to 2012.

Delisle worked as a threat-assessment analyst at a highly secretive military facility in Halifax.

The classified information he had access to was shared by the so-called Five Eyes group, which includes Canada, Great Britain, the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

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