US Dept. of Justice announced yesterday that Frank de Jong, formerly Martinair's VP-European cargo sales, has agreed to serve eight months in prison and pay a criminal fine of $20,000 for his role in a conspiracy to fix international cargo rates. He is the fourth airline executive to be sentenced to jail in the wide-ranging investigation that has ensnared 15 carriers around the world. Martinair agreed to pay a $42 million penalty to US authorities last summer (ATWOnline, June 27, 2008) and ...

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