D.C. man indicted in $1 million aircraft scheme

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Local,DC,Crime,Scott McCabe

A D.C. man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Washington on charges that he embezzled $1 million from an airline company headquarters in Indonesia.

The indictment accuses 64-year-old Jon C. Cooper of using various false pretenses, such as forged letters, to persuade the airline to make a $1 million security deposit to lease two aircraft.

Cooper did not own any aircraft to lease, federal prosecutors in D.C. say. Cooper then moved the $1 million into his own personal bank account.

The indictment also charges that Cooper failed to report the embezzled funds on his tax return.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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Scott McCabe

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