Information Technology is Fraud11 Mar 2015
Seven people, including Revenue Quebec employees and officials with computer companies IBM and EBR, were arrested this morning in connection with an alleged corruption scheme aimed at obtaining a government IT contract worth $24 million.
Two Revenue Quebec employees, Hamid Iatmanene and Jamal El Khaiat, stand accused of providing privileged information about an upcoming government contract to a consortium made up of IBM and Quebec company Informatique EBR Inc.
As long as businesses engage in 90s-style information technology management and purchasing practices, there is always the risk that we'll see stories like this.
For the record, here's the website of Informatique EBR. Based on the evidence, I wouldn't have trusted this gang of clipart botherers to organize much of anything anyway. Their contact page has fax numbers on it for one thing.