BREAKING: Former SNC-Lavalin Executive VP Guilty On All Counts

Sami Bebawi was SNC-Lavalin’s executive VP from 2000 to 2006.

Sami Bebawi, the executive VP for SNC-Lavalin between 2000 and 2006, has been found guilty on all counts by a Montreal jury.

As reported by the Montreal Gazette, Bebawi had been charged with fraud, bribing a foreign public official, and laundering the proceeds of crime.

Bebawi had also been charged with two counts of possessing property that was obtained by crime.

The foreign official Bebawi was charged with bribing was Saadi Gadhafi, the son of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

The jury found him guilty on all those charges.

Here’s an excerpt from the Montreal Gazette report:

“Throughout the trial, the Crown positioned Bebawi as the man behind what it described as SNC-Lavalin’s “business model” in Libya: paying millions in kickbacks and bribes to keep obtaining lucrative contracts.

“The company adopted an unusual, unlawful and dishonest practice,” Crown prosecutor Anne-Marie Manoukian told jurors in her closing arguments, “by artificially inflating the prices of contracts, paying bribes and misappropriating money for personal gain.”

A forensic accountant who analyzed SNC-Lavalin’s financial statements testified the firm transferred more than $118 million to Swiss bank accounts tied to a shell company. That company had been established by Bebawi’s subordinate in Libya, Riadh Ben Aissa.

“The amounts went in and out almost on the same day,” Sophie Déry told jurors. “It was an account used only as an extra layer when distributing money.”

Of that money, the Crown argued, Bebawi pocketed nearly $30 million. The millions were transferred into his and his uncle’s bank accounts.”

SNC-Lavalin had also agreed to buy Gadhafi a yacht valued at $25 million.

Jurors also heard evidence that Bebawi had offered the crown’s key witness Ben Aissa a $10 million bribe to change his testimony.

Bebawi remains free until sentencing.

Spencer Fernando

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Dave

Great news. One down. shared.

NancyW

Does anyone think with the left running things in the UN’s Canada that any law and order will actually take place? This is all for the lefts popular dog and pony show, that fewer but still way too many Canadians find distracting and entertaining, instead of caring about what is really happening in our country.

Deborah A Robbins

So what happens next?? wasn’t the turd also found guilty of ethics violations?? why isn’t he in jail???

niclal

that is a start …now for the accessory entourage …your turn Trudeau to be found guilty

Del

Trudeau said this SNC corruption was FALSE. Who do we believe, a Liberal or the Court?

Maria

Neither.

Maria

Believe neither of them.

Maria

The media and the courts have already been bought off.

Candace

Good! Seems about right! Now, Trudeau should be arrested for trying to protect this kind of an organization.

Maria

He should be more than arrested. Although I’d love to see that, it is more important, IMHO, that he is removed from the office he was thrust into by all those other Libs who made him leader of the party – he’s a sacrificial lamb.

Maria

Anybody remember Ken Dryden, the hockey player? He was one of the people I recall getting into politics and being part of the old boys’ team who didn’t know what to do with “the party” because they’d already gored Stephane Dion and Michael Ignatieff and none of them would take a chance. They decided, practically as a unit, to use his last name, and he fell for it, and they knew he would do so. Doesn’t anyone else remember those days?

Gary major

Now SNC goes on trial then trudeau