Concrete Exec Tries To Avoid Jail For Price-Fixing Plot

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 2:18 PM EST) -- In an effort to avoid prison, the president of an Iowa concrete company caught up in a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust probe is arguing that his cooperation with investigators and peripheral role in fixing the price of ready-mix concrete merits a far lesser sentence.

Kent Robert Stewart, head of Great Lakes Concrete Inc., asked Judge Mark W. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa for leniency on Thursday, emphasizing the defendant's assistance in prosecuting cartel abuses and his minor part...
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