In order to resolve claims that it fabricated data on the deliveries of international mail that it was contracted to transport, Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $10.5 million.
The U.S. Postal Service engaged Delta, according to the Justice Department, to pick up mail from a number of places, including installations owned by the State and Defense Departments.
The most recent airline to resolve comparable claims is Delta.
The airline based in Atlanta was mandated to scan the mail it transported in order to track when it was delivered.
Federal agents charged Delta with fabricating records in order to escape punishment for late or misdirected mail.
Beginning in 2009, Delta secured multiple contracts for foreign mail delivery, and the settlement claims that between 2010 and 2016, Delta provided falsified documents.