France launches judicial inquiry into activities of Lafarge over allegations of financing terrorist enterprise & endangering lives in Syria
"France Starts Judicial Inquiry Into LafargeHolcim's Syrian Activities-Source", 13 Jun 2017
France has launched a judicial inquiry into the Syrian activities of cement and construction group LafargeHolcim…with the probe looking into the "financing of terrorist enterprise" and endangering lives.
The source said one judge dealing with anti-terrorism matters and two financial judges were handling the matter…
In April, LafargeHolcim said its chief executive Eric Olsen was leaving after the company admitted it had paid armed groups to keep a factory operating in war-ravaged Syria.
An independent internal inquiry found protection payments made to intermediaries to keep open the Jalabiya plant in northern Syria were not in line with its policies.