Ten People Indicted for Southwest Airlines Ticket Fraud

A grand jury indicted 10 people involved with a scheme that re-sold Southwest Airlines tickets they had stolen.  The plan was led by a Southwest administrative assistant who took the tickets (which, get this, were supposed to be given away to people who helped sick passengers on planes) and gave them to friends, who then re-sold the tickets below face value.  Well done.  Those indicted face 20 years in prison.


  1. 20 years, eh? Should be interesting to see how their sentence (and the damage they caused) compares to the Madoff case…