UK Watchdog Flexes Criminal Muscle With Cartel Arrests

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- U.K. officials arrested seven individuals last week as part of a cartel probe into construction materials suppliers, the Office of Fair Trading confirmed Friday, demonstrating the antitrust watchdog's determination to pursue criminal cases despite its poor track record in past prosecutions.

The OFT has launched a probe into a possible cartel among companies that supply products to the construction industry, agency spokesman Elliott Ball said. In addition to the arrests, officials also carried out searches last week at several locations across the country.

The individuals arrested...
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