Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sharp Corp.
Penalty: 
$120,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
November 12, 2008
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Three leading electronics manufacturers -- LG Display Co. Ltd., Sharp Corp. and Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. -- agreed to plead guilty and pay a total of $585 million in criminal fines for their roles in conspiracies to fix prices in the sale of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Taiwan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
electronic equipment
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Parent company note: 
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