United Uses Sham Office To Dodge Taxes, Chicago Says

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 5:05 PM EST) -- Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority on Monday accused a United Air Lines Inc. subsidiary of inking a deal with a suburban Illinois town that allows the airline to operate a sham office to dodge hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

The RTA alleges United opened up a small, part-time office in Sycamore, Ill., from which the airline claimed to purchase fuel in an alleged attempt to avoid paying the high taxes from its corporate offices in Chicago.

“This suit concerns [United's] use of its subsidiary United...
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