Judge Advises To Nix Ex-Cargo Exec's Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 9:25 PM EST) -- A Florida magistrate judge said Friday that an indictment against an ex-Florida West International Airways Inc. executive accused of taking part in a conspiracy to fix rates on air cargo shipments should be dismissed because he was covered by a previous plea deal involving LAN Cargo SA.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres said the federal government's indictment should be thrown out with respect to former Florida West Vice President Rodrigo Hidalgo, and that he was covered under the 2009 plea agreement as an employee of LAN...
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