U.S. v. James Travis Feazel
James Travis Feazel pleaded guilty to violating 15 U.S.C. § 1 for his role in a scheme to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate jobs in the performance of erosion control projects throughout Oklahoma. As part of the conspiracy, which began as early as September 2017 and continued until as late as April 2023, Feazel and his co-conspirators, among other things, (1) agreed to allocate bids for erosion control contracts based on geographic delineations within the state of Oklahoma; (2) agreed not to compete for erosion control contracts by either submitting intentionally high-priced bids for jobs allocated to a different company or by declining to submit bids for such jobs altogether; (3) agreed to raise and maintain prices for solid slab sodding and other line items in erosion control contracts; and (4) took steps to conceal co-conspirator communications in furtherance of the conspiracy.
- Customer, Territorial or Market Allocation - Horizontal
- Price Fixing - Horizontal