Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has brought charges against one employee of Joy Fly Jet Limited (Joy Fly) and two from L’VOYAGE in an alleged bribery case.
According to a statement on the ICAC website, the two employees of L’VOYAGE, a Hong Kong-based business aircraft charter broker, accepted more than HK $400,000 ($51,187 US) from an employee of Joy Fly, in exchange for ensuring L’VOYAGE clients used its flights.
The three accused, Leung Yuk-wing and Dominic Tam Shing-yan formerly of L’VOYAGE and Xu Zhuo, of Joy Fly, were all arrested by officers of the ICAC on December 6, 2018.
The case against the three defendants alleges that between August 21, 2017 and January 29, 2018, that Leung had unlawfully accepted over HK $292,000 ($37,368 US) from Xu, as a ‘reward’ for ensuring that L’VOYAGE clients booked flights using Joy Fly.
A further charge alleges that between September 11, 2017 and January 27, 2018, Leung and Tam together received over $116,000 HKD ($14,844 USD) from Xu in exchange for flight bookings.
All three were due to appear Kwun Tong Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, December 8, 2018 to hear the charges brought against them.
The ICAC says that L’VOYAGE has offered its full assistance during its investigation.
In 2017 L’VOYAGE won the Asian Business Aviation Association’s (AsBAA) Best ‘Charter Broker’ award.
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