Friday, July 1, 2022

Former SNC-Lavelin exec Sami Bebawi guilty on all corruption charges

MONTREAL - A former SNC-Lavalin executive on trial for fraud and corruption has been found guilty of the crimes. Sami Bebawi, 73, faced trial on five charges, including fraud, corruption of foreign officials and laundering proceeds of crime. (Toronto Sun)

Names of SNC employees, executives behind illegal Liberal Party donations revealed

A confidential document sent to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2016, and obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals how top officials at the embattled engineering firm SNC-Lavalin were named in a scheme to illegally influence Canadian elections. (CBC)

Luxury trips, lavish overspending alleged in legislature bombshell report

VICTORIA - Two senior B.C. Legislature officials who were suspended two months ago are being investigated for allegedly fraudulent and flagrant overspending, "lavish" trips overseas, inappropriate expense claims, cash payouts and misappropriating liquor from the legislature, according to Speaker of the House Darryl Plecas. (Vancouver Sun)

Appearances are everything in politics

On Labour Day, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau tried to join the annual parade in Hamilton. His path was blocked by a small group of unionists who wanted nothing to do with him. In the video you can hear them chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Justin Trudeau’s got to go.” (True North News)

SNC Lavelin could face criminal charges over Montreal bridge project

MONTREAL - Quebec prosecutors are working with the RCMP on the possibility of new criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin tied to a contract to refurbish Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge, court documents show. (National Post)

NYPD officer arrested for ‘acting as an agent for China’

An officer with the New York City Police Department was arrested on Monday for allegedly acting as an illegal agent for China. The officer has been identified in a criminal complaint as Baimadajie Angwang, who was born in Tibet, an autonomous region of China. (The Daily Mail)

Witness was offered $10 million to change testimony SNC-Lavelin trial hears

A key witness in Sami Bebawi’s fraud and corruption trial says he was once offered $10 million in exchange for more favourable testimony that could protect the former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president. (National Post)

Stunned authorities find dozens of encrypted computers in alleged spy’s home

OTTAWA - The RCMP intelligence director who now stands accused of preparing to leak secrets to a foreign entity or terrorist group kept a large number of encrypted computers at his home, making the investigation harder to crack.(CBC)

PMO pressed justice minister to abandon prosecution of SNC Lavelin in corruption case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office attempted to press Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was justice minister to intervene in the corruption and fraud prosecution of Montreal engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., sources say, but she refused to ask federal prosecutors to make a deal with the company that could prevent a costly trial. (Globe & Mail)

Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team

The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said in court papers. (Fox News)

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