Update Kartellverfolgung in den USA

During Fiscal Year 2010, which ended September 30, the Division filed 60 criminal cases and obtained fines in excess of roughly $550 million. In these cases, 84 corporate and individual defendants were charged. Of the individual defendants sentenced, 76% were sentenced to imprisonment. The average sentence was 30 months and total jail time for all defendants was about 26,000 days.


Foreign nationals were sentenced to an average of 10 months in prison. The incarceration of foreign nationals who participated in cartels that were detrimental to the United States and its consumers continues to be a priority of the Division, despite the additional challenges that can arise in such cases.

Aus einer Rede, die Carl Shapiro (Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice) gestern beim American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Fall Forum gehalten hat. (Im Text u.a. auch eine Zusammenfassung der (Neu-)Beurteilung von Meistbegünstigungsklauseln durch das DOJ.)

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