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A former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin has been charged with soliciting unlawful marketing campaign donations from staff of the engineering agency and reimbursing these staff from firm coffers. 

Federal prosecutors introduced Thursday that 5 costs towards Normand Morin had been laid underneath the Canada Elections Act. 

The allegations contain donations made to federal political events between March 9, 2004 and May 1, 2011.

He has not entered a plea and can seem in Quebec Court on the finish of June. 

The costs come as the results of an investigation by the federal elections commissioner.

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. entered right into a compliance settlement with the federal elections commissioner in 2016.

In that settlement, the engineering and building large admitted that unnamed senior executives solicited the agency’s workers to make federal occasion marketing campaign donations, a few of which have been reimbursed by way of refunds for phony bills, cost of fictional bonuses or different advantages. 

The commissioner, who’s answerable for implementing the Elections Act, has the authority to enter into such an settlement with a celebration believed to have dedicated an offence. The compliance settlement does not represent a felony conviction. 

Political events reimbursed authorities

The commissioner’s investigation discovered {that a} complete of $83,534.51 was donated to the Liberal Party of Canada and one other $13,552.13 went to Liberal driving associations.

More than $12,000 was donated to candidates within the Liberal Party’s 2006 management race, and greater than $8,000 went to the Conservative Party of Canada and varied driving associations. 

The commissioner stated the 2 political events have since reimbursed the contributions to the Receiver General of Canada.

In the compliance settlement, SNC-Lavalin states that it has taken measures to assist detect and curb “ethically problematic practices.”

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