Riadh Ben Aissa collaborated with RCMP on SNC-Lavalin investigation
Former SNC-Lavalin vice-president worked with Mounties, documents show
Riadh Ben Aissa, the former vice-president of SNC-Lavalin's construction division, collaborated with the RCMP investigation into corruption allegations in Libya against the Quebec engineering giant, say court documents released today.
Radio-Canada and other media successfully argued to have the court records partially unsealed.
None of the allegations have been proven in court, and their eligibility and significance have not yet been determined.
The documents say the RCMP and Ben Aissa reached an "investigative assistance agreement."
Under the deal, Ben Aissa agreed to co-operate with the investigation in return for the assurance that information he passed along wouldn’t be used against him.
The documents also show he was questioned by the RCMP for three days in July 2013 while he was imprisoned in Switzerland awaiting trial there.
The money may have been used for, among other things, the purchase of a $30-million yacht.
SNC-Lavalin has denied any guilt on these charges.