Vitamin C Maker Sought To Conceal Price-Fixing, Jury Hears

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 8:27 PM EST) -- Jurors deciding the fate of Chinese vitamin C makers on trial for restricting exports and fixing prices of the nutrient were shown an internal memo Tuesday from an alleged co-conspirator urging employees to "be smart" and conceal their actions.

On day two of the trial in Brooklyn federal court, the jury was told that China-based Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co. Ltd. — which avoided trial by settling last year for $10.5 million — sought to conceal its involvement in the price-fixing ring after it was named in...
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