The US DoJ obtains the extradition of an Italian citizen from Germany to US on a charge of participation in a price fixing cartel (Marine Hose)

Executives Beware: The Long-Arm of the U.S. Government Strikes Again* The long-arm of the U.S. government and its increasing willingness to pursue foreign nationals for alleged violations of U.S. law was further in evidence last Friday when the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department announced (press release here) that it had extradited Romano Pisciotti, an Italian national, from Germany to the U.S. on a charge filed more than 3½ years ago that he participated in a price-fixing cartel involving the sale of marine hose. Pisciotti is the first foreign national to be extradited to the U.S. purely for an antitrust charge, although he joins a large number of foreign nationals in recent years to have been charged criminally by the Division in cartel cases, many of whom have

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  • Paul Hastings (Washington)
  • Primerio (Washington)

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Jeremy Evans, Andreas Stargard, The US DoJ obtains the extradition of an Italian citizen from Germany to US on a charge of participation in a price fixing cartel (Marine Hose), 4 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2014, Art. N° 65308

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