In Ottawa, SNC-Lavalin Inc. and SNC-Lavalin International Inc., as well as two former senior executives of the Quebec-based firms have been charged with a series of fraud and forgery offences.
On Thursday the RCMP released a statement declaring that former vice-president’s of the corporations Normand Morin and Kamal Francis were arrested and then released.
The vice-president’s and two corporate entities are facing a several charges including fraud after a criminal investigation by the National Division RCMP Sensitive and International Investigations section.
The RCMP said that the investigation allegedly discovered “bribes that were paid in exchange for obtaining a contract”. The investigation concentrated on construction work on the Pont Jacques Cartier in Montreal between 1997 and 2004.
The charges have not been proven in court. The court date is set for Sept. 27 in Montreal.
In 2020, four subsidiaries of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. were banned from bidding on public contracts in Quebec as The Canadian Press has reported. The ban occurred because “the engineering giant’s construction subsidiary pleaded guilty to fraud and agreed to pay a $280-million fine related to work the company did in Libya between 2001 and 2011.” CTV News Stated. This article was originally sourced by CTV News.