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2006 Press Releases

December

December 27, 2006

Justice Department Will Not Oppose Public Landfill's Proposal to Enter into a One-Year Contract to Provide Disposal Services

December 21, 2006

Antitrust Division Ends the Year with Second-Highest Level of Criminal Fines, More Merger Challenges
Criminal Antitrust Fines 2002 - 2007

December 21, 2006

Samsung Korean Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty, Serve Jail Time for Participating in DRAM Price-Fixing Conspiracy

December 15, 2006

Antitrust Division Announces Amendments to its 2001 Merger Review Process Initiative

December 14, 2006

New York City Public School Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the City's Department of Education

December 13, 2006

Magazine Paper Producer Indicted on Price-Fixing Charge

December 6, 2006

Former Telecom Owner Indicted for Scheme to Defraud Federal E-Rate Program

December 1, 2006

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on December 6

November

November 28, 2006

Court Allows Department of Justice Antitrust Lawsuit Against National Association of Realtors to Proceed

November 21, 2006

Former New York City Public School Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud The City's Department of Education

November 16, 2006

Elpida Memory Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty for Participating in DRAM Price-Fixing Conspiracy

November 7, 2006

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on November 15

October

October 31, 2006

Justice Department Suspends Investigation of Entercom Communications Purchase of N.Y. Radio Stations From CBS Corporation

October 30, 2006

Justice Department Will Not Oppose Proposal by Standard-Setting Organization on Disclosure and Licensing of Patents

October 27, 2006

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on November 1

October 20, 2006

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission to Continue Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct

October 19, 2006

Justice Department Reaches Agreement Requiring Divestitures in Merger of Regions Financial Corp. and AmSouth Bancorporation

October 18, 2006

Three Executives Indicted for Their Roles in the DRAM Price-Fixing & Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

October 11, 2006

Statement by Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett Regarding the Closing of the Investigation of AT&T's Acquisition of BellSouth

October 6, 2006

Manhattan Telecommunications Installation Company Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

October 5, 2006

Three Former New York Archdiocese Purchasing Officials Sentenced for Fraud, Tax and Obstruction of Justice Charges

October 2, 2006

Justice Department Obtains Dairy Processor Divestiture in Settlement with Dairy Farmers of America

September

September 29, 2006

Former New York Hospital Employee and a Manhattan Telecommunications Company Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Related Charges

September 28, 2006

Justice Department Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Exelon Corp. and Public Enterprise Service Group Inc.

September 27, 2006

Southern California Freight Co. Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements Related to Military Moving Program

September 26, 2006

Former Commercial Refrigeration Company Manager Indicted on Rigging Bids on Contracts to Safeway Grocery Stores in Arizona

Former New York Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging

September 21, 2006

Samsung Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty, Serve Jail Time for Participating in DRAM Price-Fixing Conspiracy

September 18, 2006

Justice Department Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Inco Ltd. and Falconbridge Ltd.

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on September 26

September 7, 2006

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in ALLTEL's Acquisition of Midwest Wireless

September 6, 2006

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Indicted on Customer Allocation, Price Fixing, and Bid Rigging Charges for Its Role in an International Parcel Tanker Shipping Cartel

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on September 12

August

August 18, 2006

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis

August 15, 2006

Puerto Rico Attorney Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Obstruction of Justice

August 10, 2006

Justice Department Will Not Oppose American Trucking Association's Proposal

August 8, 2006

Justice Department Will Not Oppose Proposal to Form Textile Rental and Laundry Services Joint Venture

August 4, 2006

Former Broker to the Archdiocese of New York Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Tax and Obstruction of Justice Charges

August 2, 2006

Michigan Man Charged with Fraud

August 1, 2006

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Mittal Steel's Acquisition of Arcelor

July

July 31, 2006

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close its Investigation of MediaNews Group Inc.'s Acquisition of The Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News

Antitrust Premerger Notification Unit Returns to RFK Building

July 20, 2006

Arizona Construction Company Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to False Statement Charge

July 11, 2006

Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Company and Executive Agree to Plead Guilty to Participating in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

July 10, 2006, Revised July 13, 2006

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on July 18

June

June 28, 2006

Antitrust Premerger Notification Unit Relocates

June 27, 2006

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in the Acquisition of Knight Ridder Inc. by The McClatchy Company

June 23, 2006

Justice Department Reaches Settlement in Inco Limited/ Falconbridge Limited Deal

Justice Department Asks Court to Hold American Bar Association in Civil Contempt

June 22, 2006

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in $16 Billion Merger of Exelon and Public Service Enterprise Group

June 20, 2006

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Announce System for Electronic Submission of Premerger Notification Filings

June 19, 2006

Justice Department Reviews Manufacturers' Plan to Share Information About Factory Workplace Conditions

June 14, 2006

California Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging on Contracts with the US Navy and Others

June 8, 2006

Former Chemical Company Sales Executive Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

June 5, 2006

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Begin June 20

May

May 24, 2006

Former Michigan School Official and Wife Arrested for Role in $7.3 Million Fraud Scheme

May 15, 2006

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General

May 12, 2006

Justice Department Requests Extension of Microsoft Final Judgment

Justice Department Reaches Agreement to Resolve Potential Competitive Issues of Mittal Steel's Acquisition of Arcelor

May 11, 2006

Former HBO Executive Admits Making False Statements and Violating Probation

May 5, 2006

International Competition Network Conference Finalizes Merger Guidelines Workbook to Improve Merger Review Analyses, Establishes Unilateral Conduct Working Group

May 4, 2006

West Virginia Real Estate Commission Permits Real Estate Brokers to Offer Rebates and Other Discounts

April

April 27, 2006

Thomas O. Barnett to Participate in Fifth Annual International Competition Network Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Producer and President Agree to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing Charge

April 20, 2006

Houston Company Charged in Scheme to Defraud The E-Rate Program in South Dakota

Former South Carolina School District Official Indicted for Role in Scheme to Defraud Federal E-Rate Program

April 13, 2006

QUALCOMM and Flarion Charged with Illegal Premerger Coordination

April 11, 2006

Indianapolis Ready Mixed Concrete Producer and Three Executives Indicted on Price-Fixing Charge

March

March 30, 2006

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission Seek Comments for Upcoming Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct

Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Producer and President Agree to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing Charge

March 29, 2006

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Statement on the Closing of its Investigation of Whirlpool's Acquisition of Maytag

March 28, 2006

Former Georgia Chemical Company Manager Charged with Participating in Fraud Schemes and Filing False Tax Returns

March 27, 2006

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission Issue Joint Commentary on the Horizontal Merger Guidelines

March 22, 2006

Three Samsung Executives Agree to Plead Guilty, Serve Jail Time for Participating in DRAM Price Fixing Conspiracy

March 20, 2006

Japanese Firm Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice

U.S. Freight Forwarder Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

March 14, 2006

Belgian and Dutch Companies Agree to Plead Guilty to Participating in Chemical Industry Price-Fixing Conspiracies

March 1, 2006

Four Korean Executives Agree to Plead Guilty, Serve Jail Time in the U.S., For Participating in DRAM Price-Fixing Conspiracy

February

February 28, 2006

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against Rolex Watch U.S.A. Inc.

February 24, 2006

Allied Freight Forwarding Inc. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Two Bid-Rigging Conspiracies

February 8, 2006

Justice Department Charges California Company in Probe of Federal E-Rate Program in California and Michigan

February 6, 2006

Justice Department Requires West Virginia Medical Center to End Illegal Agreement

January

January 30, 2006

Japanese Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in DRAM Price-Fixing Conspiracy

January 17, 2006

Fur Brokers Indicted in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

January 11, 2006

Puerto Rico Attorney Charged with Obstruction of Justice

January 5, 2006

Four New York Archdiocese Purchasing Representatives Indicted on Fraud, Tax and Obstruction of Justice Charges

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