MUHC scandal: ex-SNC Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleads guilty

The last of the major players in the MUHC fraud scandal facing charges has pleaded guilty, and has been sentenced to 20 months of house arrest.

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of helping Yanai Elbaz commit breach of trust.

At the time, Elbaz was right-hand man to the late former MUHC CEO Arthur Porter.

Elbaz pleaded guilty to accepting a $10 million bribe in return for helping SNC-Lavalin win the contract to build the $1.3 billion Glen hospital in NDG, among a handful of other fraud-related charges. In December, he was sentenced to three years in prison.

Aside from his house arrest, Duhaime must perform 240 hours of community service, and has been ordered to donate $220,000 to an organization that helps victims of crime.