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Criminal Enforcement

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.

Criminal Enforcement Sections and Offices


What Is Criminal Antitrust?

Price Fixing, Bid Rigging, and Market Allocation Schemes: What They Are and What to Look For (February 24, 2021)

An Antitrust Primer for Federal Law Enforcement Personnel (October 2023)

Report an Antitrust Crime


Leniency Program

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.

Learn More About the Leniency Program

Procurement Collusion

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.

Learn More About PCSF

Procurement Collusion Strike Force