|Jeffrey Paul Delisle. REUTERS FILE PHOTO/Sandor Fizli
HALIFAX — Sub.-Lt. Jeffrey Delisle, the naval officer convicted of selling secrets to the Russians, will have to wait three weeks to learn his fate.
Delisle's sentencing was set for Thursday and Friday, but Lyn Decarie, the federal prosecutor from Montreal, was unable to attend.
Delisle, who came to the courthouse but stayed in his cell, will remain in custody until his sentencing - now set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
Delisle worked at HMCS Trinity, a top-secret naval base in Halifax, and copied classified information to a thumb drive, passing it to the Russian online.
Delisle pleaded guilty to all charges in October, including breach of trust - a criminal code violation with the potential for five years in prison.
He faces life imprisonment under Security of Information Act charges.