The UK Southwark Crown Court allows reporting of the fact that at an earlier hearing the accused pleaded guilty to the charge of criminal cartel offence (Peter Nigel Snee)

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The First Real Test of Sentencing for the UK Cartel Offence* A former managing director charged with the UK’s cartel offence has pleaded guilty to the criminal offence of price fixing. Peter Nigel Snee pleaded guilty to fixing the price of galvanised steel tanks used for water storage and now awaits sentencing. His case provides an important first test for the sentencing of cartelists under the UK’s criminal offence. Although Snee is the fourth individual to be convicted of the offence, the first three (in the Marine Hoses case) actually requested custodial sentences because of the peculiar conditions of a plea bargain entered into with the US Department of Justice. The issue of whether Snee receives a custodial sentence is

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Andreas Stephan, The UK Southwark Crown Court allows reporting of the fact that at an earlier hearing the accused pleaded guilty to the charge of criminal cartel offence (Peter Nigel Snee), 17 June 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2014, Art. N° 67319

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