Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Chi Mei Optoelectronics
Current Parent Company: 
Chi Mei Corporation
Penalty: 
$220,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
December 9, 2009
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

A Thin-Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display producer and seller agreed to plead guilty and pay $220 million in criminal fines for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices in the sale of liquid crystal display panels.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Taiwan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
plastics
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Parent company note: 
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