On January 11, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice convicted two individuals under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials (CFPOA). The case concerned alleged agreements to bribe (i) the Indian Minister of Civil Aviation and (ii) two Air India employees. Both bribes were allegedly provided in exchange for the bribe recipients’ commitment to procure Air India contracts for Cryptometrics Canada Inc. The government charged Robert Barra (the CEO of Cryptometrics’ parent company and a US citizen) and Shailesh Govindia (a third party agent in India) with making the alleged bribes.
The decision is currently being appealed.