Criminal Enforcement

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The Antitrust Division’s criminal enforcement program holds executives and corporations accountable for antitrust crimes.

Overview

The Antitrust Division prosecutes violations of the Sherman Act and other crimes affecting the competitive process.

Primers and Statutes

 Price Fixing, Bid Rigging, and Market Allocation Schemes, What They Are and What to Look For

February 24, 2021

Price Fixing, Bid Rigging, and Market Allocation Schemes: What They Are and What to Look For

An Antitrust Primer for Federal Law Enforcement Personnel

April 2022

An Antitrust Primer for Federal Law Enforcement Personnel

 Antitrust Statutory Provisions

Fifth Edition

Division Manual, Chapter 2: Antitrust Statutory Provisions (Sherman Antitrust Act)

Learn More About the Antitrust Division’s Criminal Enforcement Program

Division Update Spring 2021

The Division’s Criminal Enforcement Sections and Offices

Workshops

April 11, 2019

Public Roundtable on Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement & Reform Act (ACPERA)

April 9, 2018

Public Roundtable on Criminal Antitrust Compliance

Statistics and Trends

Ten Year Workload Statistics Report (PDF) (Word) (XLS)

Through Fiscal Year 2021

Criminal Enforcement Trends Charts

January 8, 2021

Sherman Act Violations Yielding a Corporate Fine of $10 Million or More

Policy and Model Documents

Leniency Policy

Leniency Program: FAQs, policy documents, model leniency letters, application information

Model Plea Agreements

April 4, 2022

Model Annotated Corporate Plea Agreement – Rule 11(c)(1)(B)

April 4, 2022

Model Annotated Corporate Plea Agreement – Rule 11(c)(1)(C)

Other Resources

Anti-retaliation Protection for Whistleblowers (U.S. Department of Labor)

Fact Sheet on the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (OSHA) (English PDF | Spanish PDF)

July 2019

Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs in Criminal Antitrust Investigations

July 2019

Selection of Monitors in Criminal Cases

October 2016

DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals

Antitrust Red Flags for Employment Practices

Economic Recovery Initiative

Disaster Recovery Information

March 15, 1996

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Antitrust Division and the Immigration and Naturalization Service

Updated June 22, 2022

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