Company Executives lose job over ties to Gaddafi

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Libya, Feb 10: A group of SNC-Lavalin executives, who were linked to Saadi Gaddafi, son of slain dictator of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi have allegedly lost their jobs, said the Montreal-based engineering and construction firm on Thursday, Feb 9.

According to a news release by SNC-Lavalin, Riadh Ben Aissa, a Tunisian-Canadian who was serving as executive vice-president and Stephane Roy, his accountant were no longer the employees of the company.

"Questions regarding the conduct of SNC-Lavalin employees have recently been the focus of public attention. SNC-Lavalin reiterates that all employees must comply with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct," said the release.

The company has been fighting allegations over their alleged links to the Gaddafi family. It is also revealed that the company had hosted Saadi Gaddafi for three months in Canada in 2008.

The company acknowledged the fact that Stephane Roy was present when the Mexican police arrested a suspect accused of trying to transport members of Gaddafi family to the country.

"Mr. Roy has reported that he went to Mexico to meet with Ms. Vanier to discuss possible water treatment projects but was met by someone else," said Leslie Quinton, spokeswoman, SNC-Lavalin .

She added, "He reported he was present when the other person was detained and was asked the purpose of his visit by the authorities, which he stated was the possibility of water treatment projects, and to our knowledge, underwent no further questioning. We understand that there was no charge placed against him nor, to our knowledge, is he under investigation now."

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