Three more airlines fined for cheating
By paying fines, Air France and KLM (USD 3.9 million) as well as Delta Airlines (USD 10.5 million) have resolved their alleged liability under the False Claims Act for falsely reporting information about the transfer of US mail to foreign posts or other intended recipients under contracts with the US Postal Service.
USPS contracted with these partners to take possession of receptacles of mail at six locations in the USA or at various department of defence and state department locations abroad, and then deliver that mail to international and domestic destinations.
These are the sixth and seventh civil settlements involving air carrier liability for false delivery scans under the USPS Icair Contracts, and the USA has recovered over USD 84 million as a result of its investigation of such misconduct. (ah)