American Airlines Will Pay $22.1 Million Fine for Falsifying Mail Records

American Airlines has agreed to pay a $22 million fine for reporting false mail transfer times on U.S. Postal Service deliveries.The U.S. Department of Justice said American Airlines reported incorrect times for when it transferred to foreign postal services or delivered mail."We expect companies doing business with the government to comply with their contractual obligations," said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice's Civil Division. The Justice Department said American was required to submit electronic scans of mail receptacles and note when the deliveries were made.American Airlines spokesman Josh Freed said the dispute was over how American reported delivery times. The problem has been resolved, he said."The allegations focused on conduct that was remedied years ago, and we have invested in new equipment and procedures to ensure that we are in full compliance with our commitments," Freed said. "The U.S. Postal Service is an important customer for American, and we are glad to have corrected these procedures and put this matter behind us."  Continue reading...

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