The 65-year-old former head of Canada’s Federal Bridge Corporation has pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges.
Michel Fournier was sentenced to five and a half years behind bars.
The charges were connected to allegations of kickbacks and the contract awarded to SNC-Lavalin to renovate Montreal’s Jacques-Cartier bridge.
His arrest was the result of an RCMP investigation into millions of dollars in payments to a Swiss bank account Fournier opened in 2000.
pleaded guilty on Thursday to fraud and money laundering in relation to an SNC-Lavalin contract with the Jacques Cartier Bridge Corporation in 2000. He acknowledged receiving over $2 million in kickbacks.
The former chief of staff to Jean Chretien claimed to only have $775,000 left after spending the rest of the money in high-risk investments.
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