SUMMARY OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
FOR TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 1992 THROUGH FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 1992
U.S. v. William F. Farley
Civil No.: 92C1071 (N.D. I11.)
Civil complaint was filed in U.S. District
Court in Chicago, Illinois, seeking a civil penalty from William
F. Farley of Chicago, Illinois, for violating the premerger notification
and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
The complaint alleges that Farley violated the act between March
24, 1988 and June 22, 1988 when he failed to comply with its notification
and waiting period requirements before acquiring more than $15
million of West Point-Pepperell stock. The act permits a federal
court, upon the Justice Department's request, to assess a civil
penalty of up to $10,000 for each day a party is in violation.
U.S. v. Joseph C. Hughes
Criminal No.: 92-25N (E.D. Va.)
Two-count indictment returned in U.S. District
Court in Norfolk, Virginia, charging Joseph C. Hughes, former
General Manager of Birtcherd Dairy, Inc. and presently General
Manager of Marva Maid Dairy, with perjury, in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 1623, and obstruction of justice, in violation of
18 U.S.C. § 1503, in connection with his May 7, 1987 testimony
before a federal grand jury investigating violations of the antitrust
laws and other federal criminal laws by persons or companies engaged
in the dairy industry.
Copies of legal filings are available from the Legal Procedure Unit, Antitrust
Division, Room 3233, Telephone No.: 514-2481.