TITLE

Three plead guilty to £1.2 million fraud

AUTHOR(S)
Berman, Chloe
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Travel Weekly (UK);7/3/2009, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that three bogus travel agents have pleaded guilty to conning airlines out of flights worth £1.2 million. Concert promoters Michael Sanchez, Rashid Hammou and Paul Kelly, bought Essex-based travel agency Flights International in March 2007. The group used the good name and credit rating of Flights International to purchase goods worth £120,000, without paying for them.
ACCESSION #
43474273

 

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