DOJ Grounds Ex-Florida West Exec's Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors asked a judge in Florida on Thursday to dismiss their price-fixing case against an ex-Florida West International Airways Inc. executive, a move defense lawyers said could spell trouble for a separate criminal case against the executive and the airline. 

In October, a grand jury indicted former Florida West Vice President Rodrigo Hernan Hidalgo and three others for conspiring to fix fuel surcharges on air cargo service from the U.S. to Latin America after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The men were each charged with one...
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