Mesa Air Group Fires CFO

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Mesa Air Group fired its chief financial officer, Peter Murnane, who deleted key evidence from his computers related to a lawsuit filed by Hawaiian Airlines.

Murnane was placed on administrative leave in September after he was accused of destroying evidence that would have proven that Mesa misused propriety information it gathered as a potential investor during Hawaiian's bankruptcy.

A few days later, a judge determined that Murnane intentionally destroyed files that Mesa used before launching interisland carrier go! airlines.

Last week, Faris awarded Hawaiian $80 million in damages, which represented approximate loses suffered by the Honolulu-based carrier since Mesa launched go!.