Swedish Prosecutors To Charge Bombardier Employee With Bribery

Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they would charge a worker of Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier on suspicion that he and a few others at the company had bribed an Azerbaijani official to secure an agreement worth around $340-million.

The majority of the funding for the undertaking originates from the World Bank, which is directing an audit on the project.

Pavlov, a Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB worker who is on paid leave, was held in March in pre-trial custody to keep him from escaping or messing with evidence.

The Prosecutors said they had acquired evidence in the form of emails after a raid of Bombardier’s operations in Sweden last October.

The Montreal-based company said it is assessing the legitimate filings and supports a total bookkeeping of the facts and circumstances encompassing the project.

Forsberg alleges the Azerbaijan authorities got rewards for having favored the Bombardier contract.


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