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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Former SNC-Lavalin chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Pierre Duhaime (Image courtesy of Montreal Council on Foreign Relations)Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust.

Following his plea, Duhaime, 64, was sentenced to 20 months house arrest and 240 hours of community service.… Continue Reading

Canada: Feds won’t negotiate plea deal with SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said federal prosecutors in Canada won’t negotiate a remediation agreement to resolve criminal fraud and corruption charges related to Libya.

The Montreal-based engineering and construction company said it “stongly disagrees” with the Public Prosecution Service’s decision and may appeal.… Continue Reading

Canada charges SNC-Lavalin for Libya bribes

Robert Card, the President & CEO of SNC-LavalinCanadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin said Thursday the company and two subsidiaries have been charged with criminal corruption and fraud.

It said the Public Prosecution Service of Canada brought charges against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., SNC-Lavalin International Inc., and SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc.… Continue Reading

Switzerland OKs Ben Aissa extradition to Canada

Former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa is being sent from Switzerland back to Canada to corruption charges.

Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court ruled in favor of a request from Canada’s Department of Justice for Ben Aissa’s extradition.… Continue Reading

New arrest in SNC-Lavalin case

The former head of a Montreal hospital was arrested in Panama Monday on an Interpol warrant charging him with fraud.

Arthur Porter is suspected of taking kickbacks from Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, according to a report by AFP

Porter resigned ‘abruptly’ from the McGill University hospital in 2011, AFP said, ‘and was later traced to the Bahamas.’

The charges against Porter include fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, AFP said.… Continue Reading