(September 7, 2013) Bangladesh plans to have a anti-corruption official attend the Canadian pre-trial for two former SNC-Lavalin employees charged with corruption in relation to a $1.2-billion Bangladeshi bridge project. Canadian evidence needed to close Bangladesh case.
(August 20, 2013) The World Bank and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development have banned Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin from bidding on aid contracts. But that hasn’t deterred the Canadian federal department of Public Works from awarding a lucrative defence contract to a subsidiary of the corruption-plagued SNC-Lavalin company.
(June 27, 2013) The Kerala High Court has directed India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to divide the SNC-Lavalin trial charge sheet so the trial can begin. Two of the nine accused, SNC-Lavalin VP Klaus Triendl and SNC-Lavalin itself, have failed to appear in court despite several summons. According to press reports, Indian authorities are now seeking the extradition of Mr. Triendl, but Canada’s Department of Justice won’t confirm or deny the existence of the extradition request “due to the confidential nature of state-to-state communications.”
(March 15, 2013) A vice-president from SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s largest engineering company, admitted yesterday before Quebec’s Charbonneau inquiry into corruption in public-works contracts, that it organized its employees to make more than $1 million in illegal political donations. While there was no direct link between the donations and a quarter-billion dollars in contracts the firm was awarded by the provincial government, Yves Cadotte insisted, the company did not want to take any chances.
(October 4, 2011) Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent, by James Boyce and Leonce Ndikumana.
(July 15, 2011) Since the days of President Anwar Sadat through January of this year, Egypt has relied heavily on Western sources for assistance as well as for loans and credits.
(July 4, 2011) Probe International’s Patricia Adams joined a Business News Network (BNN) panel to discuss the dangers of corporations wishing to do business in China given its poor human rights record.
(April 27, 2011) Egypt’s period of political transition presents an ideal time to examine the odious nature of debt accrued by deposed President Hosni Mubarak’s government, whose time in power amounts to almost 30 years in the borrowing.
(July 4, 2008) Riggs Banks investigators have discovered evidence of possible criminal activities by some former employees who managed accounts of ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The investigation could pose problems for the pending sale of Riggs to PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
(July 4, 2008) A new book on the extent of corruption in Kenya says it has permeated all sectors of the society, including the church. The Monster Called Corruption identifies some of the most affected areas as the public service, the councils, the private sector, non-governmental and religious organisations and trade unions.
(July 4, 2008) United Nations: Last fall the General Assembly produced a new treaty that many would say was long overdue – the U.N. Convention Against Corruption.
(June 30, 2008) The presumption that one is not guilty until the court decides so is violated in many cases. If methods of the new government are the same as the old one’s, then what was the meaning of the revolution?”
(August 2, 2006) The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the United Nations Convention Against Corruption for ratification.
(July 12, 2006) Activists worry that “the failure” of G8 member states to renew existing commitments to monitoring corruption will undermine negotiations at the forthcoming Conference of the States Parties.
(May 13, 2006) World Bank corruption may exceed $100 billion and while the institution has moved to combat the problem, more must be done, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Thursday.