FORMER DEFENCE CHIEF JONATHAN VANCE CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
Jul 15, 2021
By Bob Komsic
The Defence Department says Jonathan Vance has been charged with one count of obstruction of justice.
Vance retired as the country’s chief of the defence staff in January.
He’s been under investigation by military police since February regarding accusations of inappropriate behaviour.
It was during the investigation ”that the obstruction of justice is alleged to have occurred,” according to a department release, which did not provide details.
The criminal charge will be pursued in civilian court given the case and limits of the military justice system.
Along with Vance, other senior officers being investigated for alleged inappropriate behaviour include the current chief of the defence staff, Admiral Art McDonald, who’s temporarily stepped away from the position.