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Canadian businessman extradited to US on fraud and bid rigging charges

Canadian businessman John Bennett appeared in a US court last week after his extradition to the US to face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges. The charges stem from a bid by the company he founded, Bennett Environmental Inc., to work on an environmental cleanup project in New Jersey. Bennett Environmental was an environmental soil remediation company. Beginning in 2001, it won a series of contracts to remediate soils at a major environmental cleanup in the US known as the Federal Creosote site. An investigation by the US Justice Department’s Antitrust Division revealed that bidders on the project, including Bennett ... [more] Full article

Deterrence main objective behind three year corruption sentence

Deterrence and denunciation of bribery of foreign public officials were at the fore as a judge sentenced Ottawa businessman Nazir Karigar to three years in jail for agreeing to offer ... [more] Full article

US Obtains First Ever Extradition from Canada on Antitrust Charges

Canadian businessman John Bennett will be extradited to the US face bid-rigging, fraud, conspiracy, and kick-back charges, the BC Court of Appeal held recently. The charges stem from a bid ... [more] Full article

Canada’s Foreign Anti-Bribery Law

Canada’s foreign anti-bribery law, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), makes it a serious criminal offence for Canadians and Canadian companies to bribe foreign government officials. Canadian companies that operate abroad and foreign companies that employ Canadians need to be aware of this law. [more] Full article


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