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2008 Press Releases

December

December 22, 2008

Local Businessman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Fraud & Bribery Involving Federal “E-Rate” Funds

A U.S. Army Reserve Major Pleads Guilty for Role in Bribery Schemes Involving Department of Defense Contracts in Iraq

December 18, 2008

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Microsemi Corporation

December 15, 2008

Former Executive of Soil Remediation Sub-Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the U.S. Environment Protection Agency

California Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Connection with Sales of Parts from China

Investment Funds Will Pay Civil Penalties Totaling $800,000 for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

December 11, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Acquisition of National City Corporation by The PNC Financial Services Group

Former South Carolina School District Official Sentenced to Two Years in Jail for Role in Scheme to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

December 10, 2008

Japanese Executive Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Two Years in Jail for Participating in Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Bribe Foreign Officials to Purchase Marine Hose and Related Products

New Jersey Man Charged in Tomato Industry Probe with Racketeering, Money Laundering, and Antitrust Violations

December 3, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Republic’s Acquisition of Allied Waste

December 1, 2008

British Marine Hose Manufacturer Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.5 Million for Participating in Worldwide Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

November

November 24, 2008

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Formation of Consortium of Commercial Insurers

November 17, 2008

California Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging on Contracts with the U.S. Navy and Others

Justice Department Issues Report on Telecommunications Symposium

November 14, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in InBev’s Acquisition of Anheuser-Busch

November 12, 2008

LG, Sharp, Chunghwa Agree to Plead Guilty, Pay Total of $585 Million in Fines for Participating in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracies

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett at a Press Conference Regarding LG, Sharp, and Chunghwa’s Agreements to Plead Guilty in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracies

November 7, 2008

Statement of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey on the Resignation of Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett

November 5, 2008

Yahoo! Inc. and Google Inc. Abandon Their Advertising Agreement

October

October 30, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Verizon’s Acquisition of Alltel

October 29, 2008

Statement of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on its Decision to Close its Investigation of the Merger of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corporation

October 28, 2008

El Paso Businessman Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Rig Bids and Allocate Customers for Door and Hardware Contracts

October 23, 2008

New York Marine Products Supply Firm Pleads Guilty to Participating in a Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

October 21, 2008

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Consortium’s Proposed Radio Frequency Patent-Licensing Arrangement

October 20, 2008

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Stop JBS S.A. from Acquiring National Beef Packing Co.

October 17, 2008

Department of Justice to Host Antitrust Workshop on Airline Competition

October 6, 2008

Justice Department Requires a Divestiture in Manitowoc’s Acquisition of Enodis

October 1, 2008

Four Shipping Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Eliminate Competition and Raise Prices for Moving Freight to and from the Continental U.S. and Puerto Rico

September

September 30, 2008

Former British Airways Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Price-Fixing Conspiracy on Air Cargo Shipments

September 19, 2008

Convenience Store Company and Individual Charged with Retail Gasoline Price Fixing in Oklahoma

September 17, 2008

Justice Department Will Not Oppose CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Proposal

September 12, 2008

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission Issue Joint Statement on Certificate-of-Need Laws in Illinois

September 10, 2008

Two El Paso Businessmen and Their Companies Charged with Conspiracy to Rig Bids and Allocate Customers for Door and Hardware Installation

September 8, 2008

Justice Department Issues Report on Antitrust Monopoly Law

August

August 28, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Raycom Media’s Acquisition of WWBT-TV

August 27, 2008

Five Individuals Arrested, Two Contracting Companies Charged in Bribery Conspiracy Related to Department of Defense Contracts in Afghanistan

August 26, 2008

Former New York Power Authority Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Tax Charges

August 13, 2008

U.S. Army Major Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme Related to Department of Defense Contracts in Kuwait

July

July 31, 2008

Local Businessman Convicted by Federal Jury on All Counts for Bribing Atlanta Public School Official

Bennett Environmental Inc. Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

July 29, 2008

Two Department of Defense Contractors Plead Guilty to Conspiracies Involving Fuel Supply Contracts

July 28, 2008

Professor Herbert Hovenkamp Receives Justice Department’s 2008 John Sherman Award

Italian Marine Hose Manufacturer and Marine Hose Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Participating in Worldwide Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

Former Top SAS Cargo Group A/S Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

July 23, 2008

N.J. Wastewater Treatment Supply Company Owner and a Contracts Administrator Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging, Fraud, and Tax Offenses

July 11, 2008

Another Former Home Depot Employee Pleads Guilty to Vendor Kickback Scheme and Tax Evasion

July 3, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Signature’s Acquisition of Hawker Beechcraft’s Flight Support Services Business

July 1, 2008

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Proposal by a New Jersey Anti-Money Laundering Consulting Company

Visa Inc. Rescinds Debit Card Rule as a Result of Department of Justice Antitrust Investigation

June

June 30, 2008

Former Home Depot Employee Pleads Guilty to Vendor Kickback Scheme and Tax Evasion

Illinois Veterans Affairs Official Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Accepting Illegal Gratuities

June 26, 2008

Major International Airlines Agree to Plead Guilty and Pay Criminal Fines Totaling More Than $500 Million for Fixing Prices on Air Cargo Rates

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Associate Attorney General Kevin O'Connor at Press Conference Regarding Air Cargo

June 24, 2008

Army Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Department of Defense Contracts at U.S. Army Base in Kuwait

June 20, 2008

Court Allows Department of Justice Antitrust Lawsuit Against Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group Inc. to Proceed

Former New York City Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery on New York Pier 86 Project

June 18, 2008

Fresno, California, Electrical Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging on Two E-Rate Funded School Technology Projects

June 17, 2008

Cincinnati Packaged-Ice Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Customer and Territory Allocation Charge

June 13, 2008

Former President of Florida Freight Forwarding Company Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Military Restraints Investigation

June 12, 2008

Second Former Home Depot Employee Charged in Alleged Vendor Kickback Scheme

June 11, 2008

Statement of Thomas O. Barnett, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, on U.K. Crown Court Sentencing of Marine Hose Executives and Independent Consultant for Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

June 10, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Verizon's Acquisition of Rural Cellular Corp.

June 10, 2008

Former Army Colonel Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme Involving Department of Defense Contracts in Iraq

June 5, 2008

Former New York City Employee Indicted in Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on its Decision to Close its Investigation of the Joint Venture Between SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company

June 3, 2008

Agent of Tax Lien Business Agrees to Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids at Maryland Tax Lien Auctions

Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme Involving Department of Defense Contracts in Iraq

May

May 30, 2008

Former Manager of Long Island Defense Firm Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Soliciting and Accepting Kickbacks on Department of Defense Contracts

May 29, 2008

Former Employee Charged with Defrauding Home Depot in Vendor Kickback Scheme and Tax Evasion

May 28, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Cengage's Acquisition of Houghton Mifflin College Division

May 27, 2008

Justice Department Announces Settlement with the National Association of Realtors

May 15, 2008

Two Individuals Indicted on Charges of Conspiracy and Bribery in Connection with a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans Levee Reconstruction Project

May 8, 2008

DoD Employee Arrested for Filing a False Federal Tax Return

Former Qantas Airline Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Price-Fixing Conspiracy on Air Cargo Shipments

May 2, 2008

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Consolidated Multiple Listing Service of South Carolina for Restraining Competition Among Real Estate Brokers

April

April 29, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Regal Cinemas' Merger with Consolidated Theatres

April 24, 2008

Owner of Kansas City Computer Service Companies and Family Member Indicted in Scheme to Defraud Federal E-Rate Program

April 23, 2008

Two New Jersey Executives Agree to Plead Guilty in Nationwide Scheme to Defraud The Federal E-Rate Program

April 23, 2008

Former Bristol-Myers Squibb Senior Vice President Indicted for Lying to the Federal Government About Popular Blood-Thinning Drug

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April 17, 2008

Long Island Defense Contractor Employee Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

April 17, 2008

Former U.S. Executive of Italian Marine Hose Manufacturer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Worldwide Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

April 16, 2008

International Competition Network Adopts Recommended Practices to Improve Merger Analysis and Assessment of Unilateral Conduct

April 16, 2008

Japan Airlines International Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay Criminal Fine for Fixing Prices on Cargo Shipments

April 11, 2008

Pennsylvania Contractor Pleads Guilty to Participating in Fraud Conspiracy at New York Presbyterian Hospital

April 11, 2008

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Media Industry Association’s Proposal Regarding Audit Provision for Audience Measurement Tools

April 10, 2008

Thomas O. Barnett to Participate in Seventh Annual International Competition Network Conference in Kyoto, Japan

April 10, 2008

Justice Department Issues 2002–2007 Supplement to the “Digest of Business Reviews”

April 9, 2008

Department of Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracies to Steal Information Related to Fuel Supply Contracts

April 1, 2008

Montana Board of Realty Regulation Permits Real Estate Brokers to Offer Rebates to Consumers

March

March 26, 2008

Long Island, N.Y. Defense Firm Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging on Department of Defense Contracts

March 24, 2008

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.’s Merger with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.

March 19, 2008

Former Education Consultant Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Fraud and Bid Rigging in the Federal E-Rate Program

March 6, 2008

Commercial Refrigeration Company and Executive Plead Guilty to Participating in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

March 5, 2008

Justice Department Requires Mill Divestitures in Proposed Merger of Altivity and Graphic Packaging

March 4, 2008

Justice Department Requires a Divestiture in Cookson’s Acquisition of Foseco

February

February 25, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in UnitedHealth Group’s Acquisition of Sierra Health Services

February 19, 2008

Justice Department Requires Thomson to Sell Financial Data and Related Assets in Order to Acquire Reuters

February 13, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Private Equity Funds’ Acquisition of Clear Channel

February 8, 2008

Statement of the Department of Justice Regarding Its Filing in Response to Request for Comments from the Treasury Department

February 6, 2008

Cleveland Scrap Metal Dealer and Owner Indicted in Antitrust Conspiracy

January

January 29, 2008

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission to Host Workshop on International Technical Assistance

January 28, 2008

Defense Contractor and Former Manager Charged in Conspiracy to Bribe a Military Contracting Officer in Iraq

January 24, 2008

Justice Department Requires Divestures in Pearson’s Acquisition of Harcourt Assessment

January 22, 2008

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General

January 7, 2008

Department of Defense Contractors Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Steal Information on Fuel Supply Contracts

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