Delta Agrees to Pay Fine
Delta Air Lines agreed to pay $10.5 million to resolve an investigation into allegations it defrauded the Postal Service in transporting international mail and falsely reporting information about delivery service performance, the Justice Department announced recently. The airline allegedly falsified barcode scans of mail containers delivered to Postal Service facilities or federal facilities to make it appear it was meeting requirements for on-time delivery, and ensure full payment, according to federal charges. Six airlines have now settled with the government over charges they hid late mail deliveries. The government has collected more than $80 million in fines. The settlements resolve claims with no issues of liability. See article for more information.