Fox Charged by U.S. Attorney’s Office

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NEWARK – Following the guilty plea by David Samson, the U.S. Attorney’s Office this afternoon announced charges against former United Airlines consultant and later state Commissioner of the Department of Transportation Jamie Fox in one criminal complaint with conspiring to commit bribery.

A paid consultant and lobbyist for United Continental Holdings Inc. (United), the Chicago-based parent company of United Airlines Inc., Fox was charged in a separate criminal complaint with conspiring to commit bribery.

United, which operated the route between Newark Liberty International Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina solely because Samson wanted it to travel to his house in South Carolina, entered into an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to cooperate, to institute substantial reforms to its compliance program, and to pay a $2.25 million penalty.