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2010 Press Releases

December

December 21, 2010

Former Construction Company Executive Doing Business in Colorado Pleads Guilty to Providing an Illegal Gratuity

Justice Department Requires Lucasfilm to Stop Entering Into Anticompetitive Employee Solicitation Agreements

December 14, 2010

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Order for L.B. Foster Co. to Proceed with Its Acquistion of Portec Rail Products Inc.

December 10, 2010

Former CEO of the Morgan Crucible Co. Sentenced to Serve 18 Months in Prison for Role in Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice

December 9, 2010

Three Former Financial Services Executives Indicted for Fraudulent Conduct Affecting Contracts Related to Municipal Bonds

December 8, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Hold Competition Workshop Focused on Margins in the Agriculture Supply Chain

December 7, 2010

President of Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Company Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing

Bank of America Agrees to Pay $137.3 Million in Restitution to Federal and State Agencies as a Condition of The Justice Department's Antitrust Corporate Leniency Program

December 3, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Agenda for December 8 Margins Workshop

Florida West International Airways Inc., Three Executives Indicted in Conspiracy to Fix Rates on Air Cargo Shipments

Former Employee of Florida Property Management Company Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

December 2, 2010

Former Employee of a Financial Institution Subsidiary Arrested on Criminal Complaint for Role in Fraud Scheme Involving Municipal Bonds

Former New Jersey Sales Representative Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Bribery Conspiracy in Power Generation Industry

U.S. v. Former New York City Hospital Purchasing Official Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies

November

November 30, 2010

Former Employee of a Financial Institution Subsidiary Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Municipal Bonds

Singapore Airlines Cargo PTE LTD. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Air Cargo Shipments

November 29, 2010

Justice Department Requires GrafTech International to Make Key Changes to Supply Contracts in Order to Proceed with its Acquisition of Seadrift LP

November 23, 2010

Former Massachusetts Direct Mail Production Director Agrees to Plead Guilty to Fraud Conspiracies and Tax Evasion

November 19, 2010

Former New York Con Edison Manager Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Bribery and Tax Charges

November 17, 2010

Pennsylvania Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy

November 16, 2010

Former Executives from Two Japanese Airlines Indicted in Conspiracy to Fix Rates on Air Cargo Shipments

November 15, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Registration for Competition Workshop in Washington, D.C.

November 9, 2010

Three Former Executives Indicted in Color Display Tube Price-Fixing Conspiracy

November 2, 2010

Former President of New Jersey Manufacturer and Distributor of Food Service Equipment Hardware Charged with Conspiracy to Allocate Customers

November 1, 2010

All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Air Cargo and Air Passenger Services

October

October 28, 2010

Four Former Airline Executives Indicted in Conspiracy to Fix Fuel Surcharges on Air Cargo Shipments to South and Central America

Cargolux Airline Executives Indicted in Conspiracy to Fix Surcharge Rates on Air Cargo Shipments

October 27, 2010

Former HannStar Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty and Serve Jail Time for Participating in Global LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

October 18, 2010

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney at Pen-and-Pad Briefing on Antitrust Health Care Matter

October 14, 2010

Ninth Taiwan Executive Indicted for Participating in Global LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

October 4, 2010

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Christine Varney at the Visa, MasterCard and American Express Announcement

Justice Department Sues American Express, MasterCard and Visa to Eliminate Rules Restricting Price Competition; Reaches Settlement with Visa and MasterCard

September

September 30, 2010

Six International Freight Forwarding Companies Agree to Plead Guilty to Criminal Price-Fixing Charges

Panasonic Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. Subsidiary Agree to Plead Guilty for Role in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Involving Refrigerant Compressors

September 27, 2010

China Airlines Ltd. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Air Cargo Shipments

September 24, 2010

Justice Department Requires Six High Tech Companies to Stop Entering Into Anticompetitive Employee Solicitation Agreements

September 21, 2010

Martinair Airline Executive Indicted in Conspiracy to Fix Surcharge Rates on Air Cargo Shipments

September 10, 2010

North Carolina Real Estate Speculator Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging in Real Estate Foreclosure Auctions

September 9, 2010

Former Employee of a National Bank Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

September 8, 2010

Former Agent of Financial Products and Services Company Pleads Guilty for Role in Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

September 2, 2010

Former U.S. Army Contracting Official Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement to the U.S. Army

Polar Air Cargo LLC Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Air Cargo Shipments

September 1, 2010

Washington Business Owner Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States in Award of Government Contract

August

August 27, 2010

United Airlines and Continental Airlines Transfer Assets to Southwest Airlines in Response to Department of Justice's Antitrust Concerns

Department of Justice and USDA Hold Workshop Focused on Competition Issues in the Livestock Industry

August 26, 2010

Former Airline Executives Indicted in Conspiracy to Fix Fares on Flights Between the United States and the Republic of Korea

August 20, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Agenda for August 27 Livestock Workshop in Colorado

August 19, 2010

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines

August 17, 2010

Georgia Manufacturer of Food Service Equipment Hardware Pays $3.3 Million Fine for Role in Customer Allocation Conspiracy

August 12, 2010

Former Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Products and Services Firm Pleads Guilty for Role in Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

August 4, 2010

Fourth Chi Mei Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty and Serve Jail Time for Participating in Global LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

August 2, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Registration for August 27 Livestock Workshop in Colorado

July

July 30, 2010

Northwest Airlines LLC Agrees to Plead Guilty for Fixing Prices on Air Cargo Shipments

July 28, 2010

Third Chi Mei Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty and Serve Jail Time for Participating in Global LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

July 27, 2010

Former CEO of the Morgan Crucible Co. Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice

Three Former Financial Services Executives Indicted for Roles in Fraud Schemes and Conspiracies Involving Investment Contracts for the Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

June

June 29, 2010

Taiwan LCD Producer Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $30 Million Fine for Participating in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

June 25, 2010

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney at the Wisconsin Dairy Workshop

Department of Justice and USDA Hold Workshop Focused on Competition Issues in the Dairy Industry

June 21, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Agenda for June 25 Dairy Workshop

June 10, 2010

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Order for Amcor Ltd. to Proceed with Its Acquisition of Alcan's Medical Flexible Packaging Business

Largest Taiwanese LCD Producer, Houston-Based Subsidiary and Six Executives Indicted for Participating in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

June 4, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Dairy Workshop on June 25 in Wisconsin

June 3, 2010

Former Executive of Illinois Refuse Container Repair Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the City of Chicago

May

May 28, 2010

Idaho Orthopedists Charged with Engaging in Group Boycotts and Denying Medical Care to Injured Workers

May 24, 2010

President of Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Company Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging

May 21, 2010

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in AMC's Acquisition of Kerasotes Theatres

Department of Justice and USDA Hold Competition Workshop Focused on Competition Issues in the Poultry Industry

May 19, 2010

Former Employee of Financial Services Company Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

May 14, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Schedule and Panelists for Agriculture Workshop in Alabama

May 10, 2010

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Hold Workshop on Promoting Innovation

May 6, 2010

Georgia Food Equipment Hardware Manufacturer and Its Former President Agree to Plead Guilty to Customer Allocation Conspiracy

May 4, 2010

Baltimore Attorney Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Bid Rigging at Maryland Tax Lien Auctions

April

April 30, 2010

Chi Mei Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty and Serve Jail Time for Participating in Global LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

April 29, 2010

SK Foods LP Former Owner and CEO, Frederick Scott Salyer, Indicted on Additional Charges

International Competition Network Adopts Recommended Practices to Improve Merger Analysis and Presents Report on Unilateral Conduct Issues

April 27, 2010

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Baker Hughes' Merger with BJ Services

Four Individuals and Three Corporations Indicted for Roles in Mail and Wire Fraud Conspiracies at a New York City Hospital

April 26, 2010

Former Executive of Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Hospital Cost Information Exchange Program in California

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Poultry Workshop on May 21 in Alabama

April 21, 2010

Christine Varney to Participate in Ninth Annual International Competition Network Conference in Istanbul, Turkey

April 20, 2010

Antitrust Division Issues 2010 Edition of Its Annual Newsletter

Professor Robert Pitofsky Receives the Justice Department's 2010 John Sherman Award

April 16, 2010

California Real Estate Executive Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging

April 6, 2010

Former Purchasing Official at a New York City Hospital Indicted for Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracy

April 1, 2010

Department of Justice Supports The Associated Press's Proposed Digital News Registry

March

March 31, 2010

Former Contractor Indicted in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy at New York City Hospital and for Tax Fraud

March 30, 2010

Former Executive Indicted for his Role in Color Display Tube Price-Fixing Conspiracy

March 29, 2010

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Cisco's Acquisition of Tandberg

March 16, 2010

Former Purchasing Official at a New York City Hospital Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud

March 15, 2010

Third Former Employee of Financial Products and Services Firm Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

March 12, 2010

DOJ and USDA Hold First-Ever Workshop on Competition Issues in Agriculture

March 11, 2010

Second Former Employee of Financial Products and Services Firm Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

March 10, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Updated Schedule for Agriculture Workshop on March 12 in Iowa

March 8, 2010

Justice Department Requires Key Divestiture in Election Systems & Software/Premier Election Solutions Merger

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Physicians Health Plan of Mid-Michigan Abandon Merger Plans

March 2, 2010

Cincinnati Packaged-Ice Manufacturer Sentenced to Pay $9 Million for Its Role in a Customer and Territory Allocation Conspiracy

February

February 24, 2010

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for Bemis Company Inc. to Proceed with Its Acquisition of The Alcan Packaging Food Americas Business

Former Employee of Financial Products and Services Firm Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Proposed Online Subscription News Service

February 23, 2010

Former Representative of Backfill Subcontractor Sentenced to 33 Month in Jail for Kickback and Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice and USDA Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Agriculture Industry to Begin March 12 in Iowa

February 22, 2010

Justice Department Requires KeySpan to Disgorge $12 Million in Profits from Anticompetitive Agreement

February 18, 2010

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of the Internet Search and Paid Search Advertising Agreement Between Microsoft Corporation and Yahoo! Inc.

February 16, 2010

Italian Subsidiary of U.S.-Based Company Agrees to Plead Guilty for Participating in International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

February 4, 2010

Justice Department Submits Views on Amended Google Book Search Settlement

Two New Jersey Executives Each Sentenced to 27 Months in Jail for Roles in Nationwide Scheme to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

January

January 26, 2010

Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Solicitation of a Kickback in Connection with a Government Contract in Afghanistan

January 25, 2010

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney at Ticketmaster/Live Nation Pen-and-Pad Briefing

Justice Department Requires Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. to Make Significant Changes to Its Merger with Live Nation Inc.

January 22, 2010

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Dean Foods Company

January 21, 2010

Smithfield Foods and Premium Standard Farms Charged with Illegal Premerger Coordination

January 20, 2010

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group Inc.

January 19, 2010

Former Owner of New Hampshire Direct Mail Advertising Printing Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Tax Conspiracy

January 12, 2010

Purchasing Official at a New York City Hospital Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging

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