Judge OKs Qantas' $61M Plea Deal

Law360, New York (January 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Qantas Airways Ltd. will shell out $61 million and cooperate with a federal probe to quell the U.S. Department of Justice's allegations that Qantas fixed cargo rates for international air shipping, under a deal approved in federal district court on Monday.

Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Qantas to pay the fine in accordance with a previously arranged deal. Qantas pled guilty to violating the Sherman Antitrust Act.

The plea deal, dated Nov. 27, 2007 and filed...
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