Cement Exec Asks High Court To Shrink Price-Fixing Sentence

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT) -- A cement manufacturing executive who pled guilty to price-fixing and bid-rigging in Iowa is appealing his 48-month prison sentence to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the judge who sentenced him took extensive liberties when he departed from the plea agreement's recommended sentence of 19 months.

Giving Steven VandeBrake, the former president of GCC Alliance Concrete Inc., the 48-month sentence put his punishment significantly out of step with other antitrust offenders, according to the petition he filed with the Supreme Court last week. VandeBrake argued that...
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