U.S. v. Richard A. Blake, Jr.

Overview: 

Richard A. Blake, Jr. was charged with engaging in a conspiracy to allocate customers of heir location services sold in the United States from approximately 1999 until January 29, 2014, which resulted in sales of heir location services at collusive and noncompetitive contingency fee rates. As part of the proposed plea agreement between the Antitrust Division and Mr. Blake, the heir location services company owned by Mr. Blake was not charged with the offense.

Related charges have been filed in the District of Utah against Kemp & Associates and Daniel J. Mannix.

For further information:

For questions about upcoming public hearings or victims’ rights, contact:
Linda Irvin
312-984-7226
Linda.Irvin@usdoj.gov

Case Documents:

Plea Agreement (March 8, 2016)

Information (January 14, 2016)

Case Open Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Case Name: 
United States v. Richard A. Blake, Jr.
Case Type: 
Criminal
Case Violation: 
Customer, Territorial or Market Allocation - Horizontal
Market: 
Heir Location Services
Industry Code: 
Investigation Services
Component: 
Antitrust Division
Case Documents: 
Updated August 25, 2016