ARC lawsuit not impacted by alleged fraudsters’ motion to dismiss

Airlines Reporting Corporation v. Begator Hila, Elvira Ejupi and Albania Travel & Tour, Inc. et al. (E.D.N.Y. May 31, 2017).  In its Amended Complaint, ARC alleged that Hila and Ejupi, through Albania Travel, defrauded ARC of over $249,000 through a ticket exchange scheme.  Hila was the president and sole owner of Albania Travel; Ejupi ran … More ARC lawsuit not impacted by alleged fraudsters’ motion to dismiss

Delta obtains $22 million default judgment against operator of travel club scheme

Delta Air Lines v. John Wunder, John VanGinhoven et al. (N.D. Ga. May 29, 2015).  In its 84-page, 292-paragraph complaint, Delta alleged that John Wunder, John VanGinhoven and 37 other individual and corporate defendants had violated federal and state trademark and racketeering statutes by using Delta’s name and trademarks, without authorization, on “a massive number” … More Delta obtains $22 million default judgment against operator of travel club scheme

Fifth Circuit upholds restitution sentence in certificate fraud case

U.S. v. Klouse (5th Cir. (Tex.) Dec. 15, 2006).  An American Airlines employee fraudulently used the company’s Travel Authorization Certificates to have tickets for 88 flights issued for friends and family members.  The employee pleaded guilty to use of unauthorized access devices in violation of 18 U.S.C. sec. 1029(a)(2). On appeal, the employee challenged the portion of … More Fifth Circuit upholds restitution sentence in certificate fraud case