Police Execute Search Warrants At SNC-Lavalin

Canada's national police force is searching the engineering and construction giant's headquarters, possibly in connection to a probe of its old CEO.

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force is conducting a search of engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin's headquarters.

SNC issued a statement Friday confirming the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had exercised a search warrant. The company says it is co-operating with the warrant that relates to an investigation of certain individuals who are no longer employed by the company.

The Montreal-based company, one of the world's largest engineering and construction companies, said last month that it planned to inform police about the results of an internal investigation into US$56 million worth of payments that resulted in the resignation of its CEO.

Former chief executive Pierre Duhaime resigned after a probe revealed he signed off on payments to undisclosed agents, breaching the company's code of ethics.

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