SNC-Lavalin settled a corruption case brought against it by the African Development Bank Group by agreeing to $1.5 million and accept certain undisclosed conditions.
Illicit payments not denied
The regional development bank said former employees of the large, Canadian engineering firm ordered illicit payments to public officials to secure contracts in two African countries. SNC did not contest the allegations.
One contract was awarded to SNC in October 2008 to supervise construction of a road and bridge in Mozambique. The other was awarded in 2010 to oversee an upgrade to a road in Uganda.
The development bank acknowledged that SNC co-operated in the investigation and showed a willingness to change its practices.
Another fraud charge
The firm is facing a Canadian criminal fraud case which alleges one of its divisions and a subsidiary defrauded various Libyan organizations of about $129.8 million. SNC has said it will plead not guilty.