EU Ombudsman Blasts EC Over Intel Case: Report

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 5:34 PM EDT) -- The European Union's ombudsman reportedly has criticized the EU's antitrust watchdog for disregarding “potentially exculpatory” evidence from a witness during its probe of Intel Corp., which ended with a record €1.1 billion ($1.56 billion) fine against the computer chip giant in May.

The ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has claimed in a report that the European Commission committed “maladministration” when it failed to record in its case file an account of an August 2006 meeting between investigators and a top executive of Dell Inc., according to the...
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