BA Execs Denied Immunity From Antitrust Charges

Law360, New York (August 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ten top executives of British Airways may soon face federal criminal charges, despite a last-ditch effort by their attorneys to avoid a possible Department of Justice indictment alleging they participated in the price-fixing scandal that recently cost the carrier $300 million.

The plea bargain, approved by a U.S. court on Thursday and made public on Friday, outlined the airline's admission of guilt and $300 million settlement, but denied immunity to BA World Cargo manager Ian Barrigan, former commercial director Martin George, and eight other members of...
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