There was no longer a pilot on the plane ... The former CEO of the private flight school Airways College based in Agen (Lot-et-Garonne), which had been placed in liquidation in April, was indicted for "bankruptcy, abuse of corporate assets and fraud", we learned Friday from the prosecution.
Jérôme Binachon was arrested Tuesday in the town of Marçay, near Chinon (Indre-et-Loire), where he resided, and presented Thursday to an examining magistrate, according to the same source, confirming information from the
The former boss was placed under judicial supervision and the investigation entrusted to the Bordeaux research section.
The "lifestyle" of some members of the management singled out
He led this training structure from 2012 until it went into liquidation in April 2021. According to the liquidation judgment, Airways College had a liability of 17 million euros for a turnover of five million euros. euros.
Last July, the commercial court of Agen then granted the company Paris Flight Training the takeover of the private establishment, which has three other sites (Cholet, Nîmes and Melun).
Some 250 students, who had spent an average of 100,000 euros to access this training, had appealed for help to the Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
Some students and employees had blamed this bankruptcy on the "lifestyle" of a handful of members of the management, evoking "company cars that have become Tesla", "trips in private jets" and "family vacations camouflaged in business trips ".
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