The Antitrust Division’s criminal enforcement program holds executives and corporations accountable for antitrust crimes.
The Antitrust Division’s criminal enforcement program prosecutes individuals and corporate entities for collusion, monopolization, and other crimes that undermine the free market. It promotes competition and innovation while protecting consumers, workers, and taxpayers.
What Is Criminal Antitrust?
Corporations and individuals who report their cartel activity and cooperate in the Division’s investigation of the cartel reported can avoid criminal conviction, fines, and prison sentences if they meet the requirements of the program.
Find FAQs, policy documents, model leniency letters, and application information on the Leniency Program page.
The Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) leads a coordinated national response to combat antitrust crimes and related schemes in government procurement, grant, and program funding at all levels of government—Federal, state, and local.
The Division’s Criminal Enforcement Sections and Offices
Statistics and Trends
Criminal Enforcement Trends Charts (Through Fiscal Year 2022)
Sherman Act Violations Yielding a Corporate Fine of $10 Million or More (January 8, 2021)
DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals (October 2016)
Selection of Monitors in Criminal Cases (March 2023)