DOJ Official Unveils Strategies For Busting Cartels

Law360, New York (September 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Justice Department has become so successful at prosecuting antitrust violations that some cartels choose to compete in the United States, even while carrying on their illicit activities in other countries, according to a top official in the DOJ’s antitrust division.

Overall, the DOJ has brought criminal charges against 69 firms and has collected $1.17 billion in fines over the last three years, said Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett, who spoke Thursday at the Fordham Competition Law Institute’s conference in New York.

“The United...
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