Sami Bebawi

Who is Sami Bebawi? Bio, Wiki, Age, Spouse, Charges, Twitter, Net Worth

Sami Bebawi Bio, Wiki

Sami Bebawi is a former SNC-Lavalin executive, who is found guilty of corruption charges relating to the company’s dealings in Libya.

Sami Bebawi Age

He is 73 years old as of 2019

Sami Bebawi Charges

Sami Bebawi guilty of all five charges he faced, including fraud, corruption of foreign officials and laundering proceeds of crime. He so far the convict in Canada in a series of widespread investigations by Canadian and Swiss police about the SNC’s business activities under the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in the early 2000s.

“The jury looked at all the evidence and analyzed it thoroughly during the deliberations, so I think in this case justice was rendered,” she said.

The Crown had said Bebawi was behind a “business model” that involved kickbacks and payoffs to foreign agents to secure lucrative deals for the Montreal-based engineering giant in Libya, beginning in the late 1990s.

The case centred on several major infrastructure projects and dealings with Saadi Gadhafi, one of the sons of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Prosecutors presented evidence that SNC-Lavalin transferred about $113 million to shell companies used to pay off people, including Saadi Gadhafi, who helped the company secure deals in Libya.

What remained in the accounts of those firms after the kickbacks were paid was then split between Bebawi and Riadh Ben Aissa, a former colleague, with Bebawi, allegedly receiving about $26 million.

Bebawi did not testify, but he denied the allegations through his lawyer in closing arguments, saying the millions were compensation for completing complicated contracts, authorized by the former president of the company, Jacques Lamarre.

Bebawi was the last former SNC-Lavalin employee charged in the aftermath of an RCMP investigation into the company’s dealings in Libya to have his case resolved.