Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Kiekert AG
Current Parent Company: 
Kiekert
Penalty: 
$6,100,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
March 7, 2017
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Kiekert AG, an automotive parts manufacturer based in Heiligenhaus, Germany, agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $6.1 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to rig bids of side-door latches and latch minimodules installed in cars sold in the United States and elsewhere.

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: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
Specific Industry of Parent: 
automotive closure systems
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Parent company note: 
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