America: Second cargo boss goes to jail

US authorities are sending a second cargo manager to prison for his role in the price-fixing scandal that continues to rock the global air cargo industry. Timothy Pfeil, who was director of sales and marketing of SAS Cargo for North America in 2005 and 2006, pleaded guilty to price-fixing charges for the period of his […]


US authorities are sending a second cargo manager to prison for his role in the price-fixing scandal that continues to rock the global air cargo industry. Timothy Pfeil, who was director of sales and marketing of SAS Cargo for North America in 2005 and 2006, pleaded guilty to price-fixing charges for the period of his tenure and agreed to a six-month spell behind bars.

Pfeil, a former manager for Lufthansa Cargo, took up his position with SAS Cargo at the beginning of 2005 and was still in charge when the investigation into allegations of price-fixing kicked off in 2006 with a number of raids on airline offices in North America and Europe. He is the second senior cargo manager who has been hit with a prison term by the US Department of Justice. In May, the authorities revealed that Bruce Mc- Caffrey, a former vice-president of cargo for the Americas of Qantas, had pleaded guilty to similar charges and was facing eight months in prison as well as a fine of US$20,000.