Bombardier Transportation UK Manager Goes to Jail for Defrauding Company to Fund Lavish Lifestyle
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Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, October 23, 2017 1:58PM EDT
MONTREAL - A former manager of Bombardier Inc.'s railway division in Britain was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for defrauding the firm of about $1.15 million which he used to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Andrew Saunders, 52, was sentenced several days after being found guilty of fraud by abuse of position.
He was ordered to serve at least half the sentence behind bars.
Co-defendant Roy George, 55, who operated a courier service, pleaded guilty in January to money laundering. He received a two-year suspended sentence on Monday and was ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work.
Bombardier Transportation UK is responsible for maintenance of all Southern Railway trains across the South East of Britain.
The company says it spent more than $1 million and internal staff time on the case. A British prosecutor service application to recover some or all of the money taken by Saunders will be heard in April, Bombardier said.