How Amazon Swindled Its Own Drivers, Got Caught, and Ended Up Richer

The company’s $62 million FTC settlement shows ‘corporate crime pays’

An Amazon Flex driver delivers packages in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on December 18, 2018. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

One of the world’s richest companies was accused of systematically shortchanging some of its lowest-paid, most precarious workers. It got sued by the U.S. government. It eventually agreed to pay back the money it had pocketed. And it…