Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former McGill Hospital Manager Pleads Guilty in SNC-Lavalin Bribery Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former McGill Hospital Manager Pleads Guilty in SNC-Lavalin Bribery Case

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Former hospital manager guilty of taking bribe

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MONTREAL - A former manager at the McGill University Health Centre pleaded guilty Monday to accepting a $10-million bribe in return for helping engineering firm SNC-Lavalin win the contract to build a major Montreal hospital and research centre.

Yanai Elbaz also pleaded guilty to four other charges including influence peddling, breach of trust and money laundering.

Elbaz, who was a high-level aide to the late hospital CEO Arthur Porter, was handcuffed in the Montreal courtroom and transported to a detention facility.

Quebec's anti-corruption unit accused Porter of accepting a $22.5-million bribe in connection with SNC-Lavalin winning the $1.3-billion contract to build the McGill centre.

But the disgraced executive, 59, died in Panamanian custody in 2015 without ever facing trial. …

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