The UK Southwark Crown Court sentences an individual who pled guilty to a criminal cartel offence (Peter Nigel Snee)

Director that pleaded guilty to the cartel offence in the galvanised steel water tank cartel has received a six month suspended sentence after his co-accuseds were acquitted. In brief On 14 September 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that an individual had been sentenced after pleading guilty to committing the criminal cartel offence under the Enterprise Act 2002. Two other executives prosecuted under the offence were acquitted in June, after the prosecution failed to persuade a jury that the directors had acted dishonestly when fixing prices and rigging bids. The light sentence explicitly reflects Mr Snee’s voluntary cooperation and pleas in mitigation. A harsher sentence could have been perceived as excessive in light of the acquittals. Background In

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Peter Broadhurst, Ajit Kainth, The UK Southwark Crown Court sentences an individual who pled guilty to a criminal cartel offence (Peter Nigel Snee), 14 September 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2015, Art. N° 77018

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