The managing partner of a small, Chicago-based travel agency is accused of scamming Delta out of nearly $2 million worth of frequent flyer miles, NBC News reported.
Gennady Podolsky, a 43-year-old dual Ukrainian and American citizen, was arraigned on wire-fraud charges Friday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia said in a statement.
He was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on 12 counts of wire fraud.
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Prosecutors say Podolsky used travel agency customers' trips to manipulate the airline's corporate reward program.