Former SNC-Lavalin Execs Face Charges

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has filed criminal charges against two former senior executives of the Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin.

According to press reports, former executive vice-president Sami Abdallah Bebawi has been charged with fraud over $5,000, two counts of laundering proceeds of crime, four counts of possession of property obtained by crime and with bribing a foreign public official. The alleged offences occurred between 2001 and 2013. His whereabouts are unknown and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Stéphane Roy, a former vice-president at SNC-Lavalin, has been charged with fraud over $5,000, bribing a foreign public official and contravening a United Nations economic measures act related to Libya, between 2008 and 2012.

The Montréal-based company is reported to be trying to pick up work again in Libya.

(Source: CBC News)

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