Catherine McLean, Stewart Bell
After 17 months in Swiss custody, former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa is to return to Canada to face fraud, bribery and money laundering charges in relation to a Montreal hospital contract, the National Post has learned.
A ruling handed down by Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court shows Canada’s Department of Justice formally sought Mr. Ben Aissa’s extradition in January. Swiss authorities approved the request in May. Mr. Ben Aissa appealed but lost.