Snc-Lavalin Scandal, Padma bridge Bribery Conspiracy Full Explained! Former top managers from SNC-Lavalin were cleared in a global bribery investigation connected with the Padma bridge building located in Bangladesh. An Ontario Superior Court justice dismissed the case on Tuesday at the prosecutor’s request. Kevin Wallace, and Ramesh Shah along with Zulfiquar Ali Bhuiyan admitted that they were not to be guilty.
The matter was related to the allegations of bribery by foreign officials regarding the Padma Bridge construction project in Bangladesh. In the last month, Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer decided that evidence from wiretaps was required to be exempted. The prosecution decided to make no statement and the accused were found not guilty in the trial, according to a spokeswoman from the prosecution.
Wallace was a former vice-president, was taken into custody and indicted in 2013. In June 2012 in June 2012, The World Bank cancelled its $1.2 billion loan in Padma bridge project. Padma bridge construction project claiming they had evidence of the existence of a “corruption conspiracy” involving Bangladeshi officials, the executives of an Canadian company and a few individuals.
Padma bridge Bribery Conspiracy
On the 17th of December in the year in Bangladesh, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) declared an affidavit of graft conspiracy together with Banani Police Station in Dhaka against Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyanwho was the Bridges division secretary. Kazi Mohammad Ferdouswho was the then chief engineer of the Bangladesh Bridge Authority as well as Reaz Ahmed Zaber who was the director of engineering for the Roads and Highways Department.
The suspects also include the former local agent of SNC-Lavalin Mohammad Mostofa, as well as its former officials Mohammad Ismail, Ramesh Shah and Kevin Wales. The WB had claimed that SNC-Lavalin was conspiring to pay bribes to former communications minister Syed Abul Hossain and several individuals and officials from Bangladesh to secure the consulting task of the project. The ACC in its report on the investigation that was presented to the court September 2014 cleared everyone suspects in the case of the conspiracy charges, saying that there was no evidence to prove that they were guilty.