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

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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, The US District Court for the Northern District of California jury finds two out of five defendants, all from Taiwan, guilty of conspiring to fix prices of thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays (AU Optronics), 13 mars 2012, e-Competitions March 2012, Art. N° 53534

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