U.S. Amnesty Program: A Model for Success

Law360, New York (May 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After years of struggling to determine how best to break up cartels, the U.S Department of Justice’s recent crackdown of the chemical industry highlights the success the agency has found with its revamped amnesty program, a venture that has spawned similar models throughout the world.

When companies collude to fix the prices of various programs and services, the task of catching such conspirators can often prove to be difficult and elusive for enforcement agencies.

But for the last 13 years, the DOJ’s antitrust division has embraced...
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