Senior RCMP official Cameron Ortis now faces three new charges under Canada’s Security of Information Act.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada said in a statement that Ortis faces the charges under Section 14 of the act relating to the “unauthorized communication of special operational information.”
Ortis already faces seven more charges that were previously made in addition to the ones today: five under the Security of Information Act and another two under the Criminal Code.
His arrest, which stemmed from a tip to Ottawa officials from U.S. authorities, resulted in an investigation that has now charged him with counts dating as far back as 2015.
Some of the charges include breach of trust, as well as obtaining and preparing information to share with a “foreign entity” or “terrorist organization.”
He is expected to appear again in court tomorrow.