Canada: RCMP charges former executive in Toronto with bribing a foreign official

The RCMP has charged a former business executive with bribing a public official from Botswana. The Mounties allege Damodar Arapakota, a former executive of Toronto-based IMEX Systems Inc., provided financial benefit for a Botswanan public official and his family.

He is charged under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

The RCMP says it began an investigation in October 2018 after the new management of the company where Arapakota used to work reported allegations of illegal acts to the RCMP.

Arapakota is slated to appear in Ontario Superior Court in Toronto on Dec. 15.

The Mounties say Canadian companies may face requests for bribes in many international business transactions, including trade and investment.

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(Photo: HE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)


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