Charges laid against a military member in Ottawa
January 25, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
Today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with an act of a fraudulent nature and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline under the National Defence Act.
The charges relate to offences committed between November 2014 and October 2015.
Colonel Mario Dutil, Chief Military Judge, faces the following charges:
- One count of an act of a fraudulent nature, under section 117(f) of the National Defence Act;
- One count for willfully making a false entry in a document signed by him that was required for an official purpose, under section 125 of the National Defence Act;
- One count of Conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, under section 129 of the National Defence Act.
“Independent of the chain of command in policing matters, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service contributes to the maintainance of operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence by impartially investigating reported instances brought to our attention. Rank or appointment plays no factor in investigating the facts of the matter. We respect the judicial process and thoroughly investigate through gathering the facts, analyzing the evidence, and when appropriate, laying applicable charges.”
- Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Cadman, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
The matter is now proceeding in accordance with the Military justice system for possible court martial at a date and location still to be determined.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is a unit within the independent Canadian Forces Military Police Group whose mandate is to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to Department of National Defence property, Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces personnel serving in Canada and around the world.
Lieutenant (Navy) Blake Patterson
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
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