OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
FOR MONDAY AUGUST 9, 1993 THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1993
U.S. v. C.R. Equipment
Sales, Inc.; Great Lakes CoachSales Inc.: and Wolverine Transportation
Criminal No.: 1:93CR136 (W.D. Mich.)
U.S. v. Hoekstra
Criminal No.: 1:93CR135 (W.D. Mich.)
U.S. v. Ride Equipment.
Criminal No.: 1:93CR133 (W.D. Mich.)
U.S. v. Wolverine
Criminal No.: 1:93CR134 (W.D. Mich.)
was filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan, charging
C.R. Equipment Sales, Inc. of Lansing, Michigan; Great Lakes Coach
Sales, Inc. of Portage, Michigan; and McFadden Corporation of
Grand Rapids, Michigan, with conspiring to fix prices, allocate
customers and rig bids, in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman
Act, on the sale of buses and bus bodies to public school districts
in Michigan. The conspiracy began in the early 1970s and continued
at least until December 31, 1988.
Also filed with the
same court were three one-count informations charging Hoekstra
Truck Equipment Co., Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Ride Equipment,
Inc. of Holland, Michigan; and Wolverine Transportation, Inc.
of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with the same charge covered in
the indictment. These companies waived their right to indictment
and entered into agreements to plead guilty and cooperate with
the Department in any prosecutions in this matter.
U.S. v. Medical
Technologies, Inc.; Gordon N. Stowe and Associates, Inc.; and
Robert C. Millier; James T. Schilling: Gary Tobias: Charles Thick"
Criminal No.: 93-CR139 (E.D. Wisc.)
was filed in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, charging
Medical Technologies, Inc. of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; Gordon
N. Stowe and Associates, Inc. of Wheeling, Illinois; Robert C.
Millier, part-owner and president of Medical Technologies; James
T. Schilling, part-owner and president of Stowe; Charles "Chick"
Clemen, vice president and service manager of Stowe; and David
Speidel, manager of Stowe's Milwaukee office, with conspiring
to allocate territories and customers, in violation of Section
1 of the Sherman Act, for the sale and servicing of audiometric
equipment in Iowa and Wisconsin. Audiometric equipment is used
to test human hearing and also to perform other diagnostic functions.
U.S. v. H. Meyer
Criminal No.: COV.CR.93-58 (E.D. Ky.)
was filed in Covington, Kentucky, charging H. Meyer Dairy Company
of Cincinnati, Ohio, with conspiring to rig bids, in violation
of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, for the supply of dairy products
to public school districts in northern Kentucky and southwestern
Copies of legal filings are
available from the Legal Procedure Unit, Antitrust Division, Room 3-233,
Telephone No.: 514-2481.