Saturday, August 15, 2020

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)

Ethics committee another disaster for the Trudeau Liberals

If WE Charity has given back any of the $30 million fronted to them by the Trudeau government, then neither ministers nor top bureaucrats know about it. That was part of what was discovered as MPs continued to ask questions about the now cancelled $912-million deal with the struggling charity.(Toronto Sun)

Feds expected to drop prosecution of Adm. Mark Norman

OTTAWA -The federal government is expected to pull the plug on its prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for alleged breach of trust, the National Post has learned. (Ottawa Citizen)

Opposition screams ‘Cover-up’ as Liberals shut down committee hearing on SNC-Lavelin affair

Opposition MPs hurled angry claims of a "coverup" today after Liberals used their majority to shut down an emergency meeting of the committee probing the SNC-Lavalin affair. The meeting was requested by Conservative and NDP members to press the Liberals to recall Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify again, even though the Liberals already had defeated a similar motion. (CBC)
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    China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife after travelling to his home country. (Globe & Mail)
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  • Former FBI agent charged with pocketing bribes from organized crime figures

    Los Angeles - An organized crime figure paid an FBI agent $10,000 a month in exchange for sensitive law enforcement information, according to court documents charging the agent, Babak Broumand, in a conspiracy to bribe a public official. (Los Angeles Times)

    Ethics Commissioner rules Trudeau broke ethics rules in SNC Lavelin scandal

    Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion issued a scathing report this morning, indicating that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke ethics rules in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Dion says Trudeau used his position of authority over the former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to seek to influence her decision on whether she should overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision on SNC-Lavalin. (True North News)

    Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop money laundering

    VANCOUVER - Several former investigators who say they lost jobs in B.C.’s casino industry for whistle-blowing are questioning whether some B.C. officials deliberately allowed government-regulated casinos to be used as hubs for money laundering.(Global News)

    Feds say ‘star’ DEA agent abroad stole millions

    MIAMI - A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia. (AP)

    Drug company founder convicted of bribing doctors with money, strippers to sell fentanyl

    A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions of dollars in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance. (CBC)

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