Police raid company that offered to build Trump's wall for allegedly paying ISIS

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:07:20 AM. Police raided the offices of French-Swiss construction giant LafargeHolcim, which allegedly paid off jihadis to keep its plant running through Syria's war.
Share World Syria ISIS Islamic State Syrian Rebels Donald Trump France Switzerland Belgium Border Wall U.S.-Mexico Border Authorities have raided the Paris offices of French-Swiss construction company LafargeHolcim—a candidate to help President Donald Trump fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border—over allegations that the company bribed the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) to protect the firm's assets in Syria. The company, formed in a 2015 merger of the cement companies LaFarge and Holcim, first announced its bid to build the border wall in March. A month later, an internal company inquiry confirmed what French authorities had known for more than a year: that a Lafarge executive had allegedly paid off jihadis not to attack its plant in the northeastern Syrian city of Jalabiya in 2013 and 2014. Since the case first broke last year, French judges have sought evidence to indict the company for "financing a terrorist network." Related: European company paid ISIS to stay away from Syria plant, report says Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now “LafargeHolcim confirms that the French police visited our premises in Paris. LafargeHolcim is fully cooperating with the authorities, but cannot comment further as this is an ongoing investigation,” a company spokesperson said Tuesday, according to Reuters. A picture taken during a press tour provided by the Russian Armed Forces on September 15, 2017 shows a wall bearing the name...Read more
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