Mesa Airlines Destroys Evidence
How not to delete evidence. First, do something bad. Then, try to delete the data files that prove it. Finally, blame it on adult content.
Hawaiian alleged Murnane—who was placed on a 90-leave by Mesa’s board last week—deleted hundreds of pages of computer records that would have shown that Mesa misappropriated the Hawaiian information.
But Mesa says any deletion was not intentional and they have copies of the deleted files.
“He (Murnane) was cruising on adult Web sites,” said Mesa attorney Max Blecher in a court hearing yesterday. Murnane was just trying to delete the porn sites, he said.
EDITED TO ADD (11/6): In the aftermath, the CFO got fired and Mesa got hit with an $80 million judgment. Ouch.
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