Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Nippon Electrode Company Ltd.
Penalty: 
$450,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
April 1, 2002
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Nippon Electrode Company Ltd., a Japanese company, and VAW Carbon GmbH, a German company, agreed to plead guilty and pay fines totaling $1.44 million for their roles in an international conspiracy to fix the price of carbon cathode block.

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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