Average Prison Months Imposed on Foreign Defendants in International Cartel Cases **. Bar chart showing the average prison months imposed on foreign defendants in international cartel cases ** by fiscal year from 2000 to 2010.

Fiscal Year Average Prison Months
2000 * 3.7
2001 3.0
2002 3.0
2003 0.0
2004 3.6
2005 4.6
2006 6.9
2007 12.0
2008 18.0
2009 10.0
2010 10.0

* The first foreign national incarcerated for engaging in international cartel activity targeting U.S. consumers was sentenced in 1999.

** Includes defendants charged with 15 U.S.C. section 1 and or obstruction offenses.

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