Quebec's former top cop acquitted of fraud, breach of trust charges
Quebec's former top cop acquitted of fraud, breach of trust chargesJudge Josée Bélanger acquitted Richard Deschênes, the former chief of the SQ, in her decision delivered on Monday at the Montreal courthouse.
SNC - Lavalin 's management teams have been investigated in a number of allegations under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act regarding In May 2018, former SNC - Lavalin Executive Vice President Normand Morin was charged with making illegal donations to Canadian federal
Former SNC - Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime leaves a Montreal courtroom on Friday, Feb. In February 2015, the RCMP charged SNC - Lavalin and two of its subsidiaries with corruption and fraud in Bébawi , an executive in SNC's construction division, still faces charges he defrauded and bribed
MONTREAL — The fraud and corruption trial of a former executive with the Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has gotten underway at the Montreal courthouse.
Jurors were selected earlier this week in the trial of Sami Bebawi, and the first witnesses are due to testify today.
Bebawi, 73, faces eight charges including fraud, corruption, laundering proceeds of crime, possession of stolen goods and bribery of foreign officials.
The charges were laid in 2014, following an RCMP investigation that also led to charges against the company itself for paying nearly $48 million to Libyan officials to allegedly influence government decisions.
SNC-Lavalin is also accused separately of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of roughly $130 million.
The case against SNC-Lavalin remains before the courts.
Bebawi is the last of several former SNC-Lavalin employees still facing charges for his ties with Libya.
Earlier this year, Stephane Roy, another former executive, received a stay of proceedings due to unreasonable delays in bringing his case to trial.
SNC-Lavalin: Witness was offered $10M to change testimony, trial hears .
A key witness in Sami Bebawi’s fraud and corruption trial says he was once offered $10 million to change his version of events in order to protect the former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president. Testifying Tuesday morning, Riadh Ben Aissa said he received the offer from Bebawi’s lawyer while detained in Switzerland. Testifying Tuesday morning, Riadh Ben Aissa said he received the offer from Bebawi’s lawyer while detained in Switzerland. Ben Aissa had been arrested in 2012 for his own role in the company’s Libyan dealings.