Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Degussa-Huls AG
Current Parent Company: 
Evonik Industries
Penalty: 
$13,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
May 5, 2000
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Two German pharmaceutical manufacturers--Merck KgaA and Degussa-Huls AG--and two U.S. pharmaceutical companies--Nepera Inc. and Reilly Industries Inc.--agreed to plead guilty and pay criminal antitrust fines totaling $33 million for participating in two separate worldwide conspiracies to suppress and eliminate competition in the vitamin industry.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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