February 13, 2014 9:28 pm

Bank accounts of former bridge exec grow after SNC-Lavalin contract: report

Pedestrians walk past the offices of SNC-Lavalin are seen March 26, 2012 in Montreal.

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MONTREAL – A Radio-Canada report says $1.5 million ended up in Swiss bank accounts of a former head of the Federal Bridge Corp. shortly after SNC-Lavalin was awarded a $127-million contract to refurbish a Montreal bridge.

But the report says Michel Fournier, the former FBC head, has denied he was involved in any kickback scheme.

“Enquete,” an investigative program on the CBC’s French-language network, says a commercial agency called Promotag deposited the money in accounts belonging to Fournier between 2002 and 2004.

Radio-Canada says Promotag is used regularly by SNC.

Radio-Canada says Fournier told the program, which was to be broadcast Thursday night, that he never had the accounts and that he never received a penny from SNC-Lavalin.

Fournier, who is in his early 60s, also denied getting any money from Promotag, saying he never took any kickbacks.

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