In December 2020, Jason Ellis, a former general manager of sales and marketing at BlueScope Steel Limited ("BlueScope"), was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment (suspended) and ordered to pay a A$10,000 fine, for inciting the obstruction of an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") into alleged price fixing by BlueScope and Mr Ellis. This was the first time an individual had been charged with, and convicted of, inciting the obstruction of an ACCC investigation. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEWAYSInciting the
The Australian Competition Authority fines and convicts a former general manager of a national steel-producing company for obstructing a cartel investigation (BlueScope Steel)
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