Air Shipper Says No-Contest Plea Won't Ease Cartel Sentence

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- Florida West International Airways Inc. on Monday challenged prosecutors' claims that allowing the company to plead no contest to allegations of price-fixing would be a "slap on the wrists," arguing that such a plea would not diminish the cargo company's punishment.

In a reply to the government's opposition to its request to lodge a nolo contendere plea — which would allow the defendant to accept punishment for the antitrust allegations without actually admitting to the alleged wrongdoing — Florida West claimed that its eventual sentence will...
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