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BA Directors plead to be prosecuted

Old 22nd May 2007, 18:39
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Originally Posted by tristar500
Add to that the fact he knew nothing about it? No really Strepsils. Get a grip and smell the coffee. WW is the 'all seeing eye', main man, responsible for the TOTAL operation. Nothing is kept from him, and if it is, then why is he 'in charge'?
Errrr, I think you've lost the plot a bit there. Far be it from me to defend WW but if he wasn'y working for BA at the time how on earth would he have any knowledge of a practice that was done in the past and stopped before he was employed? You might as well blame the next, as yet unappointed CEO. If you really believe nothing is kept from WW then you really must have started believing the management bull. For years staff have been complaining that only get news gets fed upwards. Now somehow that particular problem has been cured has it, and they choose to start with 'fessing up about illegal practices that would cost certain managers their jobs?
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Old 23rd May 2007, 10:10
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Ok, I rest my case, although unconvinced at the whole affair...

Iam not the only one who smells a rat somewhere but hey, that business
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Old 23rd May 2007, 10:24
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Smile

Surely BALPA can help.
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Old 27th May 2007, 16:58
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Martin George, Ian Burns and 2 other to be named and current BA directors are reported to be about to face extradition proceedings to the USA.
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Old 30th May 2007, 01:00
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Quick, send Willie Walsh too before Tristar wets himself....
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Old 30th May 2007, 01:36
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Although Virgin have whistle-blower immunity in the UK, that doesn't extend to the US Department of Justice (where BA don't have immunity either).
Rumour has it that the DoJ are very interested in four BA people AND two Virgin people in connection with the passenger fuel surcharge price-fixing.
For Virgin to dob the BA people into the UK OFT could prove to be a very costly own-goal if their own people start getting caught up in this. Rumour has it that one of the BA people is already in the UAE. Er, I wonder if those concerned at Virgin might make a boult for it before that happens?
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Old 30th May 2007, 11:07
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Doubt that'll help. They might just find themselves taking an unplanned transatlantic flight in an anonymous 737.
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Old 30th May 2007, 12:21
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This is marvellous news. Perhaps BA Directors/management will now realise that they can't just soak the company for what they can and walk away unscathed. Perhaps those free First class tkts will compensate? It is a shame that it is the USA that has to show the UK how to prosecute the new "robber -barons" of the FTSE 100 .

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