Public prosecutor takes aim at SNCLavalins court bid for remediation deal

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s director of public prosecutions is firing a new volley at SNC-Lavalin that could hobble the company’s ongoing legal fight for a special settlement agreement over alleged corruption in Libya.The prosecutor wants the Federal Court of Appeal to strike out a key element of the construction and engineering firm’s challenge of a ruling that went against the company.Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin faces corruption and fraud charges related to business deals in Libya from 2001 to 2011.The company unsuccessfully pressed the director of prosecutions to negotiate a “remediation agreement,” a legal means of holding an organization to account for wrongdoing without a formal finding of guilt.In a March ruling, a judge tossed out the firm’s plea for a judicial review of the 2018 decision.SNC-Lavalin is appealing the judge’s ruling, pointing to recent revelations from parliamentary committee testimony to bolster its arguments.The Canadian Presslast_img

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