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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

SNC-Lavalin Blowback: Reconsidering corporate criminal liability

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberal government have been ensnared in a now long-running scandal arising from much publicized allegations that the government, including the Prime Minister himself, improperly attempted to interfere in the ongoing criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company based in Quebec — where Liberal support is conveniently the strongest.… Continue Reading

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

‘Victim’ SNC-Lavalin collects $13 million in recovered funds

Canada’s biggest engineering and construction firm is recovering more than $13 million, claiming it was a victim of alleged bribes paid to the son of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

The Wall Street Journal’s James Grimaldi and Margaret Coker reported that SNC-Lavalin’s recovery “has surprised many lawyers involved with stolen-asset recovery efforts, because the work has been focused on returning ill-gotten gains to the countries, not firms whose officials paid bribes.”

An affidavit prepared by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in April 2012 tied former SNC-Lavalin executive  Riadh Ben Aissa to more than $160 million in alleged bribes paid to Libyan officials in exchange for engineering contracts.… Continue Reading