Ninth person charged for Montreal superhospital contract
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:01AM EDT
MONTREAL - Anti-corruption officials in Quebec say a ninth person is facing charges in the alleged fraud of $22.5 million related to the awarding of the McGill University superhospital project.
Authorities say former SNC-Lavalin vice-president Stephane Roy held a senior position overseeing construction finances at the engineering giant.
Quebec's anti-corruption unit says Roy was arrested today and faces 11 charges.
Authorities allege that ex-SNC-Lavalin executives funnelled money to former McGill hospital officials in exchange for the $1.3-billion contract.
A preliminary hearing in the case is expected in 2015.
Those facing charges include former McGill hospital executive Arthur Porter and his wife Pamela; ex-McGill executive Yanai Elbaz and his brother Yohann; ex-SNC Lavalin head Pierre Duhaime; and another former vice-president, Riadh Ben Aissa.