The US District Court for the Middle District of Florida imposes a record jail sentence for antitrust conspiracy (Baci)

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained the longest term ever imposed for a single antitrust violation. It wanted more. Peter Baci, former executive of a U.S. shipping company, was sentenced by a Florida federal district court to serve four years in jail and pay a $ 20,000 criminal fine for his role in an antitrust conspiracy [1]. This is a new record, but it is equally interesting for the fact that the DOJ recommended and expected the court to impose an even longer sentence. The court shaved nine months off the sentence to which Baci and the DOJ had agreed in his « Type C » plea, a form of plea agreement in which the prosecutor and defendant jointly present the court with a « take it or leave it » sentencing recommendation. This reduction can be attributed to the

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  • Jones Day (Washington DC)
  • Jones Day (Washington DC)

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Julia McEvoy, Ryan C. Thomas, The US District Court for the Middle District of Florida imposes a record jail sentence for antitrust conspiracy (Baci), 30 avril 2009, e-Competitions April 2009, Art. N° 33789

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