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2011 Press Releases

December

December 30, 2011

CDR Financial Products and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Related to Municipal Bond Investments

December 23, 2011

GE Funding Capital Market Services Inc. Admits to Anticompetitive Conduct by Former Traders in the Municipal Bond Investments Market and Agrees to Pay $70 Million to Federal and State Agencies

December 22, 2011

Justice Department Requires Deutsche Borse to Divest Its Interest in Direct Edge in Order to Merge With NYSE Euronext

December 21, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in $7.9 Billion Merger of Exelon Corporation and Constellation Energy Group

December 19, 2011

Justice Department Issues Statements Regarding AT&T Inc.'s Abandonment of Its Proposed Acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.

US, Canada and Mexico Antitrust Officials Participate in Trilateral Meetings in Mexico to Discuss Antitrust Enforcement

December 16, 2011

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Worker Rights Consortium's Designated Suppliers Program for Collegiate Apparel

CEO of Comcast Brian Roberts to Pay $500,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

December 13, 2011

Five Individuals Indicted for Bid Rigging and Fraud at Public Real Estate Foreclosure Auctions

Three Hitachi-LG Data Storage Executives Agree to Plead Guilty for Participating in Bid-Rigging and Price-Fixing Conspiracies Involving Optical Disk Drives

December 12, 2011

Virginia Contractor Pleads Guilty to Kickback Scheme and Subscribing to False Tax Return

December 9, 2011

Former New York Con Ed Manager Sentenced to Serve 70 Months in Prison for Fraud, Bribery and Tax Crimes

December 8, 2011

Cargolux Airlines International Executives Plead Guilty for Fixing Surcharge Rates on Air Cargo Shipments

Wachovia Bank N.A. Admits to Anticompetitive Conduct by Former Employees in the Municipal Bond Investments Market and Agrees to Pay $148 Million to Federal and State Agencies

December 2, 2011

Alabama Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Rig Bids for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Google Inc.'s Acquisition of Admeld Inc.

November

November 30, 2011

Former Executive of Peruvian Airline Pleads Guilty to Fixing Fuel Surcharge Rates on Air Cargo Shipments Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Taiwan Aftermarket Auto Lights Manufacturer and its Chairman Indicted for Participating in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

November 29, 2011

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Meet with Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Merger Enforcement Matters

November 17, 2011

Florida-Based Sea Star Line LLC Agrees to Plead Guilty and its Former President is Indicted for Price Fixing on Coastal Freight Services Between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico

November 10, 2011

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with First Niagara Bank N.A. and HSBC Bank USA N.A. on Divestitures

November 8, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestiture to Preserve Health-Insurance Competition in Montana

November 4, 2011

Former Airline Executive Pleads Guilty in Schemes to Defraud Illinois-Based Ryan International Airlines

October

October 28, 2011

Former Owners of Florida Airline Fuel Supply and Indiana Flight Management Services Companies Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Ryan International Airlines

October 27, 2011

Eight Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

October 21, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. and BBU Inc.'s Acquisition of the North American Fresh Bakery Business of the Sara Lee Corporation

October 20, 2011

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Issue Final Statement of Antitrust Policy Enforcement Regarding Accountable Care Organizations

October 18, 2011

Virginia Contractors Plead Guilty to Kickback Scheme

October 17, 2011

Former Owner of Airline Services Company Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud Illinois-Based Ryan International Airlines

October 14, 2011

United States and European Union Antitrust Agencies Issue Revised Best Practices for Coordinating Merger Reviews

October 11, 2011

Justice Department Statement on US Airways/Delta Airlines Acquisition of Slots at Washington's Reagan National and New York's LaGuardia Airports

October 4, 2011

Danfoss Group Subsidiary Agrees to Plead Guilty for Role in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Involving Refrigerant Compressors

September

September 30, 2011

Two California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Justice Department Requires Morgan Stanley to Disgorge $4.8 Million in Profits from Anticompetitive Agreement

Japanese Freight Forwarding Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Criminal Price-Fixing Charge

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Bid-Rigging and Price-Fixing Conspircies Involving Optical Disk Drives

September 29, 2011

Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. and Three Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Automobile Parts Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

September 28, 2011

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

September 27, 2011

Former Executives from Panasonic Corp., Whirlpool Corp. Subsidiary and Tecumseh Products Co. Subsidiary Indicted in Compressor Price-Fixing Conspiracy

September 23, 2011

California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

September 22, 2011

Former Texas Construction Company Employee Pleads Guilty to Soliciting and Accepting Kickbacks on Federal Contract

September 15, 2011

Alabama Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Rig Bids for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Bridgestone Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Bribe Foreign Government Officials

September 12, 2011

Canadian National Sentenced to Serve 50 Months in Prison for Role in Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund Site

Second California Aftermarket Auto Lights Distributor Agrees to Plead Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

September 8, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Cumulus Media Inc.'s Acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation

August

August 31, 2011

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit to Block AT&T's Acquisition of T-Mobile

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole at the AT&T/T-Mobile Press Conference

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis A. Pozen at the AT&T/T-Mobile Press Conference

August 30, 2011

California Aftermarket Auto Lights Distributor Agrees to Plead Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

August 29, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Order for General Electric Company to Proceed with its Acquisition of Converteam Group SAS

August 26, 2011

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge the Producers Guild of America's Proposed Use of Certification Mark

August 24, 2011

Iowa Company Pleads Guilty to Participating in Ready-Mix Concrete Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

Three New Jersey Investors Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions

August 17, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for Regal Beloit Corporation to Proceed with Its Acquisition of A.O. Smith Corporation's Electric Motor Business

August 15, 2011

Nautilus Hyosung Holdings Agrees to Plead Guilty to Obstruction of Justice for Submitting False Documents in a Merger Investigation

August 12, 2011

Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

August 12, 2011

Former Owners of Florida Airline Fuel Supply and Indiana Flight Management Services Companies Plead Guilty in Schemes to Defraud Ryan International Airlines

August 4, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder Appoints Sharis Arnold Pozen as Acting Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with VeriFone and Hypercom after Gores Group is Determined to be Acceptable Buyer for Point-Of-Sale Terminals Business

July

July 27, 2011

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Sign Antitrust Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese Antitrust Agencies

July 19, 2011

Executive of Taiwan Aftermarket Auto Lights Manufacturer Arrested and Indicted for Participation in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

July 18, 2011

Michigan Businessman Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Defrauding the Federal E-Rate Program

July 13, 2011

Washington Business Owner Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Participating in Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Making False Claims on Government Contract

July 8, 2011

Iowa Company Pleads Guilty to Participating in Ready-Mix Concrete Price-Fixing Conspiracy

July 7, 2011

JPMorgan Chase Admits to Anticompetitive Conduct by Former Employees in the Municipal Bond Investments Market and Agrees to Pay $228 Million to Federal and State Agencies

DOJ, FTC Announce Changes to Streamline the Premerger Notification Form

July 6, 2011

Assistant Attorney General Varney Announces Departure from Antitrust Division

June

June 30, 2011

California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

June 23, 2011

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with George's Inc.

June 21, 2011

Former Co-Owner of Illinois Technology Company Sentenced to Serve One Year and a Day in Prison for Role in Conspiracy to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

June 20, 2011

Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Company Pleads Guilty to Participating in Price Fixing Conspiracy

June 17, 2011

Antitrust Division Issues Updated Merger Remedies Guide

June 15, 2011

Former Executive of Illinois Refuse Container Repair Company Sentenced to Serve 16 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud the City of Chicago

June 9, 2011

Owner of Illinois Technology Company Sentenced to Serve 12 Months and a Day in Prison for Role in Conspiracy to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

June 2, 2011

Former Owner of Illinois Technology Companies Pleads Guilty in Multi-State Scheme to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

May

May 27, 2011

Eva Airways Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty and to Pay $13.2 Million Fine for Price Fixing on Air Cargo Shipments

May 23, 2011

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit to Stop H&R Block Inc. from Buying TaxAct

May 20, 2011

VeriFone, Hypercom and Ingenico Abandon Plans to Divest Point of Sale Business to Ingenico Following Justice Department Lawsuit

Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Company Pleads Guilty to Participating in Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracies

International Competition Network Presents Vision for Its Second Decade

May 18, 2011

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Berkshire Hills Bancorp and Legacy Bancorp on Divestitures

May 17, 2011

Justice Department Antitrust Officials to Participate in 10th Annual International Competition Network Conference in the Hague, The Netherlands

May 16, 2011

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. and IntercontinentalExchange Inc. Abandon Their Proposed Acquisition of NYSE Euronext After Justice Department Threatens Lawsuit

May 12, 2011

Former Massachusetts Direct Mail Printing Executive Sentenced to Serve 30 Months in Prison for His Role in Fraud Conspiracies and Tax Evasion

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit to Stop VeriFone from Buying Hypercom and Entering into Anticompetitive Divestiture Agreement with Ingenico

May 11, 2011

Microsoft Antitrust Final Judgment Expires May 12

May 10, 2011

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Challenging George's Inc.'s Acquisition of Tyson Foods Inc.'s Harrisonburg, Va., Poultry Processing Complex

Former Executive of Illinois Refuse Container Repair Company Sentenced to Serve 16 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud the City of Chicago

May 6, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Unilever's Acquisition of Alberto-Culver Company

May 4, 2011

UBS AG Admits to Anticompetitive Conduct by Former Employees in the Municipal Bond Investments Market and Agrees to Pay $160 Million to Federal and State Agencies

May 2, 2011

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Perdue's Acquisition of Coleman Natural Foods

April

April 29, 2011

API Healthcare Corp. Abandons Merger Plans with Kronos Inc. After Justice Department Expresses Antitrust Concerns

April 26, 2011

Former Air France Cargo Executives Indicted in Conspircy to Fix Rates and Surcharges on Air Cargo Shipments

Statement of The Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Southwest's Acquisition of AirTran

April 20, 2011

CPTN Holdings LLC and Novell Inc. Change Deal in Order to Address Department of Justice's Open Source Concerns

April 8, 2011

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Stericycle Inc.'s Acquisition of Healthcare Waste Solutions

Justice Department Requires Google Inc. to Develop and License Travel Software in Order to Proceed with Its Acquisition of ITA Software Inc.

April 6, 2011

New Jersey Wastewater Treatment and Chemical Supply Company and Owner Sentenced for Their Role in Fraud Conspiracy

April 4, 2011

Virginia Contractor Pleads Guilty to Kickback Scheme and Failure to File Tax Return

April 1, 2011

Antitrust Division Issues 2011 Edition of Its Annual Newsletter

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Hancock Holding Company and Whitney Holding Corporation on Divestitures

March

March 31, 2011

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Sign Antitrust Cooperation Agreement with Chile

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission Seek Public Comment on Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Regarding Accountable Care Organizations

March 30, 2011

Former Employee of Charlotte, North Carolina-Based Bank Pleads Guilty for His Role in Falsifying Bank Records Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

March 29, 2011

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Dean Foods Company

March 28, 2011

Former Owner of Illinois Technology Company Pleads Guilty in Multi-State Scheme to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

March 23, 2011

Second New Jersey Pipe Supply Company and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Fraud and Bribery Conspiracy in Power Generation Industry

March 22, 2011

Former Executive of California Aftermarket Auto Lights Distributor Agrees to Plead Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

March 18, 2011

California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Samsung SDI Agrees to Plead Guilty in Color Display Tube Price-Fixing Conspiracy

March 14, 2011

New Jersey Pipe Supply Company and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Fraud and Bribery Conspiracy in Power Generation Industry

March 4, 2011

California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

March 3, 2011

Owner of Illinois Technology Company Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

February

February 25, 2011

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Texas Hospital Prohibiting Anticompetitive Contracts with Health Insurers

February 24, 2011

Horizon Lines LLC Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Coastal Water Freight Services Between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico

February 8, 2011

Executives of Iowa-Ready Mix Concrete Companies Sentenced to Serve Prison Sentences for Price Fixing and Bid Rigging

Executive of California Aftermarket Auto Lights Distributor Agrees to Plead Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

February 4, 2011

California Real Estate Executive Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

January

January 24, 2011

Michigan Businessman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the Federal E-Rate Program

January 18, 2011

Justice Department Allows Comcast-NBCU Joint Venture to Proceed with Conditions

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney at Briefing on Comcast/NBCU Joint Venture

January 13, 2011

Taiwan Hannstar Executive Indicted for Role in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

January 10, 2011

Illinois Commercial Print Broker Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement to the Government Printing Office

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