Agrees to Serve Eight Months in Jail

A former executive of British Airways World Cargo has agreed to plead guilty, serve eight months in jail and pay a criminal fine for participating in a conspiracy to fix rates for international air cargo shipments, according to the Department of Justice.

According to the charges filed in US District Court, Keith Packer, former commercial general manager for British Airways World Cargo, and others engaged in a conspiracy to fix the air cargo rates charged to customers for international air shipments.

Packer has agreed to serve eight months in jail, pay a $20,000 criminal fine and cooperate with the Department’s ongoing investigation.

Packer is the first foreign national and third individual charged as part of the Antitrust Division’s ongoing