Two Men Charged With Defrauding Delta of Millions
Two men were arrested and charged with defrauding Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines of millions of dollars, according to an indictment that was unsealed last week.
A federal grand jury indicted Paul Anderson of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Michael Yedor of Los Angeles on 96 counts each of mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
According to court filings, Anderson was first hired by Northwest in 1979 and became a Delta employee following the merger of the two airlines in 2008. His accomplice, Yedor, is reported to have created a dummy corporation, Airborne Voice and Data, that, starting in 2004, billed Northwest for goods and services that were never delivered. Anderson approved the invoices and the two shared the proceeds.
Prosecutors said the pair netted approximately $22 million between 2004 and 2013.
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