Paul Anderson, a former Delta Airlines employee, defrauded Northwest and Delta Airlines out of $36 million. In a just world, we would proclaim him a hero who sees the injustice of horrendous business practices and does right by all of us who have been fucked over by an airline.
Alas, we live in nation of laws that are designed to protect those who need protecting — corporations — and Mr. Anderson's efforts were not appreciated by Northwest/Delta or law enforcement:
Paul Anderson has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Northwest and Delta Air Lines of more than $36 million. Anderson and his co-defendant Michael Yedor submitted false invoices to both airlines, for work that was not performed but was billed for by a company allegedly owned by Yedor.“The defendant’s lucrative and long-running scheme came crashing down when Delta uncovered his deception and informed law enforcement,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. “For more than a decade, Anderson used his position of trust within these airline companies to steal millions of dollars from the airlines for himself and a codefendant.”