Beware Obstruction Of Justice In Merger Investigations

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A plea agreement entered into recently with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division provides a sobering reminder of the serious consequence of obstruction of justice, and highlights the fact that such obstruction issues can arise even in connection with seemingly routine merger investigations if key documents intentionally are altered before being submitted to the government.

On May 3, 2012, an executive of a South Korean company agreed to plead guilty and to serve five months in U.S. prison for altering documents in connection with a...
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