RCMP Charge SNC Lavalin, a former executive who scammed on suspicion of bribery


Montreal — RCMP has indicted two former SNC-Lavalin executives who allegedly paid bribes to win the contract, and also indicted Quebec’s engineering giant and its international business unit.

Mounties did not disclose the nature of the contract, but identified the two arrested and charged as Normand Morin, former vice president of SNC-Lavalin, and Kamal Francis, former vice president of SNC-Lavalin International Inc.

They were charged with counterfeiting, counterfeiting plots, fraud, fraudulent plots, government fraud, and government fraud plots, respectively, along with previously represented companies.

The two former executives will be released from detention and will appear in court in Montreal on September 27, along with representatives of SNC-Lavalin and SNC-Lavalin International.

RCMP inspector Denis Beaudoin said in a statement that the allegations were the result of a long and complex investigation into the evidence collected over the years.

SNC-Lavalin was previously charged with bribes in connection with his past work in Libya. Libya was at the heart of the high-profile 2019 battle between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then-lawyer Jody Wilson Raybold.

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