Sony, a Hitachi-LG joint venture, and Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology lost appeals of a 2015 European Union decision to fine a group of companies a total of 116 million euros for violating antitrust rules by coordinating their behavior regarding procurement tenders organized by two computer manufacturers.
Michael P. Casey of Poquoson, Virginia, pleaded guilty in federal court in Newport News, Virginia, on charges stemming from his participation in a lucrative conspiracy to falsely label millions of dollars-worth of foreign crab meat as “Product of USA.”
The communications agency Roskomnadzor on Thursday imposed a 700,000-ruble fine ($11,000) on Google company for failure to abide by Russian legislation, a statement released on the watchdog’s website reads.
The United States extradited Andres Felipe Arias Leiva, who served as Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2005 to 2009, to face a prison sentence in that country based on a 2014 conviction by the Supreme Court of Colombia for two offenses committed while Arias served in public office.
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed insider trading charges against an accountant and her friend, whom she illegally tipped with confidential information in advance of her company’s quarterly performance announcements in exchange for all-expense paid travel and other expensive gifts.
The Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition in Czech Republic, Mr. Petr Rafaj, rejected the appeal of the undertakings DAFE-PLAST Jihlava, s.r.o., OFS 2000, s.r.o. and SULKO s.r.o., and confirmed the first-instance decision issued last year imposing the fines of CZK 20 841 000 on these undertakings for a bid rigging cartel agreement.