February 19, 2015 / 2:18 PM / in 3 years

Canadian police lay corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin

OTTAWA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Canadian police said on Thursday they had laid corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc and some of its units in relation to their operations in Libya.

A statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it had charged SNC-Lavalin, SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. and SNC-Lavalin International Inc. with offering C$47.7 million ($38.2 million) in bribes to Libyan officials between 2001 and 2011.

It also charged the three with defrauding Libya of C$129.8 million between the same dates.

$1=$1.25 Canadian Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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