Japanese Freight Co. To Pay $2.3M Over Price-Fixing Plot

Law360, Washington (January 25, 2013, 2:35 PM EST) -- Japanese freight forwarder Yamato Global Logistics Japan Co. Ltd. pled guilty in Washington federal court Friday to participating in a massive freight fee price-fixing scam affecting millions of dollars of air cargo shipments from Japan to the U.S. and will pay more than $2.3 million in criminal fines.

In the joint plea agreement and sentencing hearing, YGL admitted to one count of conspiracy to restrain trade for its involvement in the plot to fix certain freight-forwarding service fees, including fuel surcharges and security fees, on cargo...
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