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.