4,444 retired RCMP accused of aiding Beijing's terror campaign

OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have indicted a former member of a foreign interference investigation, accusing him of helping the Chinese government target and intimidate someone.

According to the police, William Majcher from Hong Kong used his social networks in Canada to obtain information or services useful to the Chinese people. They also said the case did not justify election manipulation.

"The evidence leads us to believe that his professional service in Canada enabled him to gather information to identify and indict himself against a person of concern in the People's Republic of China," the RCMP corporal said. Tasha Adams in an email.

Majcher was arrested in Vancouver on Thursday and appeared Friday by videoconference in court in Longueuil, Quebec. He was in custody pending a court date on Tuesday.

, according to a court document detailing alleged crimes that took place between 2014 and 2019. Police also said Majcher worked with others, including a man named Kenneth Ingram Marsh.

Majcher's LinkedIn profile shows he was based in Hong Kong as an accountant for EMIDR Limited, a firm he co-founded that provided expertise in money laundering and financial crime risks.

He is said to be working undercover in "North America's largest money laundering and fraud investigation". Majcher is BC's lead investigator. Attorney Martin Chambers, sentenced to 15 years in prison in the United States in 2003 for money laundering.

Majcher's LinkedIn also reported that he helped train Canada's national security team.

RCMP said in a news release Friday that the team began investigating Majcher's allegations in late 2021.

The 60-year-old has been charged under the Information Security Act for allegedly planning to exploit a foreign organisation.

The police did not reveal who the Beijing terrorists were.

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