Former MP Denies Inside Advantage in Collingwood Inquiry, Greek Prosecutors Claim $35 Million EU Paid in Telcom Bribes, and City of Ottawa Under Scrutiny Over SNC-Lavalin LRT Evaluation

By Paul Emanuelli 

This week’s newsreel features allegations of inside advantage at the Collingwood municipal inquiry, millions in alleged bribes in Greek telecom contracts, a municipal corruption scandal in Zimbabwe, kickback allegations in Nigeria, and an eTendering scam in India. In other global news, Taiwan follows the US in banning Chinese tech firms, Portland investigates alleged bidder fraud, and a losing bidder claims foul play in a UK rail tender. Meanwhile, in other Canadian news, the feds face more delays in their fighter jet and drone procurements, the Norman defence demands more disclosures in the naval leak trial, and the City of Ottawa faces more scrutiny over its LRT award to SNC-Lavalin.

Former MP Denies Inside Advantage in Collingwood Inquiry

Greek Prosecutors Claim $35 Million EU Paid in Telcom Bribes

Zimbabwe’s President Intervenes in Local Corruption Scandal

Kickback Allegations in Nigeria

Indian Official Arrested in eTendering Scam

Taiwan Follows US in Banning Chinese Tech Firms

Portland Alleges Fraud in Contractor’s Woman-Run Status Claim

Losing Bidder Calls for an Investigation into UK Rail Tender

2022 Date for Canada’s Fighter Jet Award Faces More Delays

Lack of Procurement Expertise May Delay Drone Purchases

Norman Defence Team Seeks More Disclosures

City of Ottawa Under Scrutiny Over SNC-Lavalin LRT Evaluation

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