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Ex-RCMP employee faces two years in jail for breach of trust

03/06/2013 04:21 EST | Updated 05/06/2013 05:12 EDT
Former RCMP interpreter Angelo Cecere may face up to two years less a day in a provincial jail, if the Crown has its way.

Cecere pleaded guilty to breach of trust and disclosing private information to members of organized crime.

Sentencing arguments wrapped up today in his case.

He was arrested in July 2007 following an RCMP investigation that uncovered sensitive documents in Cecere’s home, along with recordings from investigations dating back to 1993.

Among the evidence collected was a diskette containing almost 500 documents pertaining to sensitive wiretap information on a dozen RCMP operations.

Documents from the RCMP-led Project Colisée, a crackdown on the Mafia, were also found in his home.

Names and information of people linked to organized crime were on those documents.

The prosecution said Cecere had a very high security clearance and knew he should not have been taking those items home.

Cecere’s lawyer Daniel Rock argued his client has a document-collecting compulsion. Rock also said his client is losing his vision and needs the help of a guide dog to get around.

He recommended a one-year sentence for Cecere, to be served in the community.

Sentencing will be handed down on March 28th.

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