A Northern District of California jury finds two of five defendants, all from Taiwan, guilty of conspiring to fix the prices of thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays (AU Optronics)

Are Antitrust Violations Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?* On March 13, 2012, the United States obtained its first trial convictions ever against foreign nationals for antitrust violations under the Sherman Act. A Northern District of California jury found two of the five defendants, all from Taiwan, guilty of conspiring to fix the prices of thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays. The jury acquitted two other defendants and one received a mistrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict as to that defendant. Prior to these first-ever trial convictions, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice reported that since 1999 the DOJ had obtained jail-time convictions for more than 50 non-U.S. executives for violations of the Sherman Act. Each of these convictions was

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Eric Grannon, Nicolle Kownacki, A Northern District of California jury finds two of five defendants, all from Taiwan, guilty of conspiring to fix the prices of thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays (AU Optronics), 13 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 53534

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