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Plus Ultra Lineas Aereas under federal investigation in the US and Spain

Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:14 pm

Multiple agencies of the Spanish government including the Court of Auditors, the SEPI, are investigating Plus Ultra Lineas Aereas for possible fraud over the 53 million euro bailout money that the Spanish taxpayers gave to the airline. It is evident from reports that the Plus Ultra ownership is in fact Venezuelan and thought to have ties to the Venezuelan government however Plus Ultra denies it claims it is a Spanish airline when most of the Board of Directors are Venezuelan and Mexican. In addition one of the majority owners of Plus Ultra was detained at MIA last week and his US visa was cancelled and there is an ongoing investigation into origin of money held in Panamanian bank accounts.

Sources are in Spanish.

https://actualidadaeroespacial.com/el-t ... lus-ultra/
https://www.larazon.es/economia/2021061 ... xnwsa.html
 
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Re: Plus Ultra Lineas Aereas under federal investigation in the US and Spain

Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:05 am

PU has been a political scandal waiting to happen for quite some time now. Not only that it was bailed out with Spanish taxpayers´ money being a foreign majority owned airline, but the fact that during the worst of the pandemic the Spanish government awarded PU the monopoly of repatriation flights between Spain and Venezuela, in detriment of Air Europa and Iberia.

https://www.elmundo.es/economia/2021/04 ... b463f.html
Keep calm and wash your hands.

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