Information for Victims in Large Cases

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Case Name Familiar Names and Terms District or Division Overview
Argos USA, Argos Ready Mix, Concrete Antitrust Division

Argos USA LLC, a producer and seller of ready-mix concrete headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, was charged with participating in a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate markets for sales of ready-mix concrete in the Southern District of Georgia and elsewhere. Specifically, employees of Argos and other ready-mix concrete companies coordinated the issuance of price increase letters to customers, allocated specific ready-mix concrete jobs in the coastal Georgia area, charged fuel surcharges and environmental fees, and submitted bids to customers at collusive and noncompetitive prices. The conspiracy began as early as 2010 and continued until in or about July 2016. 

Professional Financial Investors, “PFI” and Professional Investors Security Fund, Inc. USAO - California, Northern

Lewis Wallach was charged by a criminal information filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on September 29, 2020. The information alleges that Wallach was the former CEO of a Marin-based company known as Professional Financial Investors, or PFI. Wallach is charged in the information with one count of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Pilgrim’s Pride, broiler chicken Antitrust Division

Pilgrim’s Pride engaged in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products. The charged conspiracy began at least as early as 2012 and continued at least until early 2019.

William N. Harwin, Florida Cancer Specialists Antitrust Division

Dr. William Harwin was charged with participating in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to allocate the provision of medical and radiation oncology services.  While he was President and Managing Physician Partner of Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS), Harwin and his co-conspirators agreed not to compete to provide chemotherapy and radiation treatments to cancer patients in Southwest Florida.  Beginning as early as 1999 and continuing until at least 2016, Harwin entered into an illegal agreement that allocated chemotherapy treatments to FCS and radiation treatments to a competing oncology group.

Teva, Generic Drugs Antitrust Division

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. was charged with participating in three conspiracies to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to fix prices, allocate customers, and rig bids for generic drugs. In the first count, Glenmark was charged along with Teva with knowingly entering into and engaging in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to increase and maintain prices of pravastatin and other generic drugs sold in the United States. The charged conspiracies took place between 2013 and 2015.

Evans Concrete, Concrete Antitrust Division

One company and four individuals, Evans Concrete LLC, James Clayton Pedrick, Gregory Hall Melton, John “David” Melton, and Timothy “Bo” Strickland, were charged with participating in a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate markets. The conduct applied to the sale of ready-mix concrete used in residential, commercial and public projects in the greater Savannah, Georgia area. The conduct began at least as early as 2010 and continued until in or about July 2016. James Clayton Pedrick is also charged with making false statements and Timothy “Bo” Strickland is charged with making false statements and perjury.

Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc, Generic Drugs Antitrust Division

Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. was charged with participating in two conspiracies to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to fix prices, allocate customers, and rig bids for generic drugs. The charged conspiracies took place between 2013 and 2015.

Don Milton, Milton Ayimadu, http://www.babypuupu.com, BabyPuuPu, Evolosion USAO - Georgia, Northern

The defendant has been charged with hoarding and price gouging in violation of the Defense Production Act of 1950.

Varham Imonyan, Arsen Minasyan, Gor Plavchyan, Arsen Galstyan, Mukuch Mkrtchyan, Smbat Shahinyan USAO - California, Southern

This case charges a ring of fraudsters who used skimming devices to steal unwitting victims’ account information from gas pumps, ATMs, and similar common points of sale.  The defendants then allegedly used that information to make fraudulent debit and credit cards, which they used to withdraw cash from victims’ accounts and make fraudulent purchases (like hundreds of thousands of dollars of postal money orders).  According to the indictment, these crimes were committed in and around San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, and Oklahoma. 

Pharmaceuticals, Generic Drugs, Pravastatin, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA Antitrust Division

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA is charged with knowingly entering into and engaging in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to increase and maintain prices of pravastatin and other generic drugs sold in the United States. The charged conspiracy began at least as early as May 2013 and continued at least until December 2015.

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