Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime will serve 20 months of house arrest after pleading guilty Friday to a single charge in connection with a bribery scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital.
Duhaime was the last defendant in a major corruption and fraud case involving the McGill University Health Centre project. His trial on 16 charges including fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, using forged documents and breach of trust had been scheduled to start Monday.
He pleaded guilty to helping a public servant commit breach of trust, and Quebec court judge Dominique Joly accepted a joint recommendation from the Crown and defence that Duhaime receive a 20-month sentence. Duhaime, 64, was also sentenced to one year of probation and 240 hours of community service.
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