Interjet Founders In Talks to Avoid Potential Tax Fraud Charges

Nov. 20, 2020, 5:47 PM

The founders of troubled Mexican airline Interjet are negotiating a settlement with tax authorities in an effort to avoid potential criminal fraud charges that could be filed as soon as next month, said an official familiar with the matter.

Miguel Aleman Magnani, Interjet’s chief executive officer, and his father, Chairman Miguel Aleman Velasco, could face fraud charges, as could the company itself, said the tax official, who asked not to be named because tax cases are protected by privacy laws. Negotiations may still lead to a settlement, the person said.

Miguel Aleman Velasco, left, and his son, Miguel Aleman Magnani.
Photographer: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

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