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Air freight company investigated for overcharging government

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo, N.Y., the FBI and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service are investigating charges that National Air Cargo overcharged the government by millions of dollars. The company, which delivers equipment world-wide for the U.S. military, allegedly charged the government a premium for air delivery when the deliveries were made by truck and charged for overnight delivery when the deliveries took several days.

The probe is said to have begun as a whistle-blower action, filed by a former National Air Cargo employee who claims the company overcharged the Defense Department by millions of dollars over a period of several years.

Investigators are focusing on deliveries that were made by the company within the United States. The deliveries of overseas shipments are not part of the investigation.

See the July 17, 2006 issue of the Buffalo News for additional details.

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