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2012 Press Releases

December

December 30, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder Welcomes Bill Baer as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division

December 20, 2012

Department of Justice Will Not challenge Stars Alliance LLC's Joint Procurement Proposal

December 19, 2012

UBS Securities Japan Co. Ltd. to Plead Guilty to Felony Wire Fraud for Long-Running Manipulation of Libor Benchmark Interest Rates

New Jersey Company Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid Rigging Scheme at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions

December 18, 2012

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc. in e-Books Case

AU Optronics Corporation Executive Convicted for Role in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

December 12, 2012

Two Alabama Real Estate Investors and Their Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Commit Mail Fraud for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

December 11, 2012

Justice Department and New York Attorney General File Antitrust Lawsuit Against New York City Tour Bus Joint Venture of Coach USA and City Sights

December 7, 2012

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission to Hold Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities

November

November 28, 2012

Amerigroup Corp.'s Divestiture of Its Virginia Operations Addresses Department of Justice's Concerns with WellPoint Inc.'s Proposed Acquisition of Amerigroup

November 19, 2012

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission to Hold Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities

November 16, 2012

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against eBay Inc. Over Agreement Not to Hire Intuit Inc. Employees

Ohio Automobile Parts Supplier Executive Pleads Guilty in Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

November 15, 2012

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Star Atlantic's Acquisition of Veolia

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against Exelon Corporation

November 14, 2012

Justice Department Statement on Entergy Corp.'s Transmission System Commitments and Acquisition of KGen Power Corp.'s Plants in Arkansas and Mississippi

November 8, 2012

North Carolina Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Scheme for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

November 1, 2012

Northern California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

October

October 30, 2012

Japanese Automobile Parts Manufacturer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Obstruction of Justice

October 18, 2012

Three Former Financial Services Executives Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison for Roles in Conspiracies Involving Investment Contracts for the Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

October 17, 2012

Two Former Hospital Employees Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison for Participating in Kickback Schemes at New York City Hospital

October 16, 2012

Taiwan Auto Lights Manufacturer and Its California Distributor Plead Guilty in Price Fixing Conspiracy

September

September 27, 2012

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Competition Authorities

September 26, 2012

Pennsylvania Corporation Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for Standard Parking Corp. to Proceed with Its Acquisition of Central Parking Corp.

September 25, 2012

Taiwan Auto Lights Manufacturer Executive Pleads Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Biglari Holdings Inc. to Pay $850,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

September 20, 2012

Taiwan-Based AU Optronics Corporation Sentenced to Pay $500 Million Criminal Fine for Role in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

September 19, 2012

Japanese Freight Forwarder Agrees to Plead Guilty to Criminal Price-Fixing Charges

September 4, 2012

3M Company Abandons Its Proposed Acquisition of Avery Dennison's Office and Consumer Products Group After Justice Department Threatens Lawsuit

August

August 31, 2012

Three Former UBS Executives Convicted for Frauds Involving Contracts Related to the Investment of Municipal Bond Proceeds

August 28, 2012

Japanese Automobile Parts Manufacturer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Parts Installed in US Cars

August 17, 2012

Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission to Hold Workshop on "Most-Favored-Nation" Clauses

August 16, 2012

Yazaki Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

Justice Department Requires Changes to Verizon-Cable Company Transactions to Protect Consumers, Allows Procompetitive Spectrum Acquisitions to Go Forward

August 15, 2012

Northern California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

August 1, 2012

Florida-Based Crowley Liner Services Inc. Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing on Freight Services Between U.S. and Puerto Rico

July

July 31, 2012

Two Former Hospital Employees Plead Guilty to Participating in Kickback Scheme at New York City Hospital

July 30, 2012

German Subsidiary of TRW Automotive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

July 26, 2012

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for United Technologies Corporation to Proceed with Its Acquisition of Goodrich Corporation

July 24, 2012

Alabama Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Commit Mail Fraud for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

July 20, 2012

Former Financial Services Executive Indicted for His Participation in a Far-Reaching Conspiracy and Scheme to Defraud Involving Investment Contracts for the Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

July 19, 2012

Former Employee of Nursing Home Company Operating in North Carolina and Virginia Sentenced to Serve 63 Months in Prison for Kickback Schemes and Tax Evasion

July 18, 2012

Former New York Employee of a Financial Institution Pleads Guilty for His Role in Fraud Conspiracy Involving Municipal Bonds

July 11, 2012

Owner of Insulation Service Company Pleads Guilty to Million Dollar Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at New York City Hospital

July 10, 2012

Two Individuals Sentenced to Prison for Participating in Kickback Scheme at New York Presbyterian Hospital

July 3, 2012

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Proposed Collaboration of Nuclear Power Plant Operators

June

June 28, 2012

Two Alabama Real Estate Investors and Their Company Indicted for Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Commit Mail Fraud for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

June 18, 2012

Owner of Southern California-Based Mesquite Charcoal Distributor Pleads Guilty to Customer Allocation and Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

June 7, 2012

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

June 6, 2012

Autoliv Inc. and a Yazaki Corp. Executive Agree to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

May

May 11, 2012

Three Former Financial Services Executives Convicted for Roles in Conspiracies Involving Investment Contracts for the Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

May 3, 2012

Hyosung Corporation Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Obstruction of Justice for Submitting False Documents in an ATM Merger Investigation

April

April 30, 2012

National Express and Petermann to Sell Off School Bus Contracts in Texas and Washington to Resolve Antitrust Concerns

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty for Participating in Bid-Rigging Conspiracies Involving Optical Disk Drives

April 27, 2012

Alabama Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Commit Mail Fraud for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

April 26, 2012

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions (Corrected)

DENSO Corporation Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Automobile Parts Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

April 23, 2012

Fujikura LTD. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Auto Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery By Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Sharis A. Pozen at the Brookings Institution

New Jersey Financial Investor and His Company Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions

April 20, 2012

International Competition Network Launches New Initiatives on Enforcement Cooperation, Investigative Process and Working with the Courts

Alabama Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracies to Rig Bids and Commit Mail Fraud for the Purchase of Real Estate at Public Foreclosure Auctions

April 17, 2012

Former Executive of New York-Based Tax Liens Company Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey

April 11, 2012

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Three of the Largest Book Publishers and Continues to Litigate Against Apple Inc. and Two Other Publishers to Restore Price Competition and Reduce E-Book Prices

April 10, 2012

Former Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General James F. Rill Receives the Justice Department's 2012 John Sherman Award

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Highmark's Affiliation Agreement with West Penn Allegheny Health System

April 4, 2012

Former Executive of Miami-Based Ocean Bank Sentenced to Serve 37 Months in Prison for Participating in Bribery Scheme and Filing False Tax Returns

April 3, 2012

G.S. Electech Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Auto Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

March

March 28, 2012

Antitrust Division Issues 2012 Edition of Its Annual Newsletter

March 27, 2012

New York Financial Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Humana Inc.'s Acquisition of Arcadian Management Services Inc.

March 26, 2012

DENSO Corporation Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging on Auto Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

March 23, 2012

SK Foods Former Owner and CEO Scott Salyer Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Price Fixing in California

March 14, 2012

Former Employee of Nursing Home Company Operating in North Carolina and Virginia Pleads Guilty to Kickback Schemes and Tax Evasion

March 13, 2012

Taiwan-Based AU Optronics Corporation, Its Houston-Based Subsidiary and Former Top Executives Convicted for Role in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracy

March 7, 2012

Former Department of Veterans Affairs Official Sentenced to Serve 60 Months in Prison for Conspiracy and Wire Fraud

February

February 24, 2012

Former Chairman of Taiwan Aftermarket Auto Lights Manufacturer Agrees to Plead Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

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

February 23, 2012

Two Financial Investors Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey

February 15, 2012

Justice Department Settlement Requires Gunnison Energy and SG Interests to Pay The United States a Total of $550,000 for Antitrust and False Claims Act Violations

February 13, 2012

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigations of Google Inc.'s Acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and the Acquisitions of Certain Patents by Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Research In Motion Ltd.

February 10, 2012

Justice Department Requires Mill Divestitures in International Paper's Acquisition of Temple-Inland

February 9, 2012

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

Former Owner of Illinois Technology Company Sentenced to Serve 30 Months in Prison for Role in Multi-State Scheme to Defraud Federal E-Rate Program

Justice Department Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext

February 2, 2012

Four Individuals and Three Corporations Convicted for Roles in Wire Fraud Conspiracy at New York Presbyterian Hospital

January

January 31, 2012

Virginia Contractor Sentenced to Serve 37 Months in Prison for Kickback Scheme and Failure to File Tax Return

January 30, 2012

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis A. Pozen at the Briefing on Department's Enforcement Action in Auto Parts Industry

Yazaki Corp., DENSO Corp. and Four Yazaki Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Automobile Parts Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracies

January 27, 2012

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

Former Owner of Florida-Based Airline Service Company Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Illinois-Based Ryan International Airlines

January 25, 2012

Former Executive of Miami-Based Ocean Bank Pleads Guilty to Participating in Bribery Scheme and to Filing False Tax Returns

Former Employee and Contractor of Florida Property Management Company Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud

January 23, 2012

Acting Assistant Attorney General Pozen Announces Departure from Antitrust Division

January 17, 2012

New Jersey Pipe Supply Company and Owner Sentenced for Their Role in Fraud and Bribery Conspiracy in Power Generation Industry

Former Employee and Contractors of Florida Property Management Company Indicted in Illinois for Conspiracy to Commit Bribery and Wire Fraud

January 9, 2012

CDR Financial Products Executive and Former Executive Plead Guilty in New York to Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Related to Municipal Bond Investments

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