Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
NGK Spark Plug
Penalty: 
$52,100,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
August 19, 2014
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd., an automotive parts manufacturer based in Nagoya, Japan, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $52.1 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for spark plugs, standard oxygen sensors, and air fuel ratio sensors installed in cars sold to automobile manufacturers 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: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
Specific Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
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Parent company note: 
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