Former Hitachi Exec Marks 8th Charged In LCD Probe

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a former executive at Hitachi Displays Ltd. on charges of conspiring to fix prices on thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels sold to Dell Inc., less than a month after Hitachi agreed to plead guilty and pay a $31 million fine over the price-fixing scheme.

The one-count felony indictment — issued Tuesday by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — makes Sakae Someya, a former Hitachi senior manager for sales and...
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