Arrested Canadian police official

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Montreal

A senior Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intelligence officer arrested this week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents oversaw an investigation into the laundering of stolen Russian funds, Canadian media reported on Saturday. The Globe and Mail said Cameron Ortis´s arrest was linked to a major corruption case that was first revealed by Sergei Magnitsky, who went public with details of a $230-million fraud scheme allegedly run by senior Russian interior ministry and tax officials. Ortis was as recently as August said to be overseeing a probe in whether some of the money was funneled through Canada, the newspaper reported.