Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rhone-Poulenc Biochimie S.A
Penalty: 
$5,000,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
September 18, 2003
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Rhone-Poulenc Biochimie S.A. agreed to plead guilty and pay a $5 million fine for participating in a conspiracy to fix prices and allocate customers for a chemical used to slow the rate at which dyes disperse throughout the body during x-rays and other medical imaging procedures.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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