Air Madrid bosses accused of over passenger ‘fraud’
3 April 2007, MADRID – The president of Air Madrid and three other executives were charged with fraud on Tuesday.
3 April 2007
MADRID – The president of Air Madrid and three other executives were charged with fraud on Tuesday.
Jose Luis Carillo, president of the defunct company, and the others were ordered to appear in court on 13 April.
Also summonsed to appear were Julio Miguel Martínez Sola, right-hand man to Carillo, sales director Silvia Avelar Bravo and the director of managment, Juan Barjau Romero.
The move came after the Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) brought a legal case against the executives for alleged fraud.
Air Madrid suspended trading on 15 December after the department of development threatened to retire their licence to trade after they failed to solve ongoing financial problems.
The judicial summons alleged they sold tickets “knowing the flights would never take off”.
Ten thousand passengers, particularly those travelling home to Latin America, were left stranded.
Carillo and the three other accused were allegedly responsible for constant delays in the airline’s flights.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news