29 Jul 2008

Ex-Qantas executive jailed for cargo price-fixing

7:28 pm on 29 July 2008

A former senior Qantas executive has been sentenced to six months in prison in the United States for his role in price-fixing on international air cargo.

Bruce McCaffrey was once the most senior Qantas executive in North America.

A judge in Washington DC sentenced McCaffrey to six months in prison and imposed a fine of $US20,000 after he pleaded guilty to taking part in an international scheme to fix the price for air cargo shipments.

Qantas has already paid a $US61 million fine. Eight other airlines have also pleaded guilty.