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SNC-Lavalin: Canadian authorities reject plea deal

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 12, 2018

Engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin has been advised by the Director of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (DPPSC) that, at this time, it will not “invite” the company to negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement.

“SNC-Lavalin strongly disagrees with the DPPSC’s current position and remains open and committed to negotiating such an agreement in the interest of its employees, partners, clients, investors, pensioners, and other stakeholders, all innocent parties that have been affected during the last six years and now face an unnecessary extended period of uncertainty,” the company stated.

Charges were brought in February 2015 against SNC-Lavalin and two of its subsidiaries—SNC-Lavalin International and SNC-Lavalin Construction—after alleged criminal acts surfaced as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the company’s business dealings in Libya that...

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