Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Arteva Specialties, S.a.r.l., d/b/a KoSa
Penalty: 
$28,500,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
October 31, 2002
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

A Luxembourg-based manufacturer of polyester staple and its former U.S. director of textile staples agreed to plead guilty for participating in a conspiracy to fix prices and allocate customers in the market for polyester staple, a petroleum-derived fiber used to make products such as clothing, table linens, and upholsteries.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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Parent company note: 
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