In the corruption trial of former Karstadt CEO Thomas Middelhoff funny details come to light. On Wednesday, the head of the company testified earlier chartered his private jet from the Middelhoff: Its finish helped the company brings significant revenue losses
The resignation of Thomas Middelhoff. as head of the Karstadt parent company Arcandor the regularly used by him at that time charter flight company has brought sales declines. “That you have already noticed. This has lasted a long time until we have collected that,” the CEO of the company Callenge Air testified before the District Court of Essen on Wednesday. Middelhoff was still a couple of times flown shortly after retiring from Arcandor with the company. “Then it has all but stopped,” said the witness.
Middelhoff had in his time a total of 610 times used Charter at Arcandor claims to be paid and a good third of the flights themselves. A total of 400 flights were therefore asked Arcandor charged.
Middelhoff is on Eating allegations of infidelity in court. The prosecution accuses him of having loaded the now bankrupt previous trading group with non-operating costs totaling approximately 1.1 million euros. Mainly it’s about 48 flights with charter aircraft and helicopters, which were paid by Arcandor, according to the prosecution believes but were wholly or partly caused private. Middelhoff dismisses the accusations decided.