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<br /> JUNE 2018<br /> Overview of Current Cartel Investigations<br /> Several active US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations resulted in criminal charges against individual executives in the second quarter of 2018. The DOJ's total<br /> criminal fines collected continued to run significantly below the pace that had generated billion-dollar plus annual highs in 2014 and 2015, as DOJ put the massive auto<br /> parts and large foreign exchange fines further into its rear view mirror. At the current pace, DOJ's annual fines for 2018 will likely end around $300 million. In the EU,<br /> the European Commission rendered one cartel decision in the second quarter of 2018, imposing fines on eight Japanese manufacturers of capacitors.<br /> US Developments<br />  In the Packaged Seafood investigation, a federal grand jury in May indicted the president and CEO of Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, for his alleged role in price-<br /> fixing of shelf-stable tuna from 2011 to 2013.<<a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=1"> JUNE 2018 Overview of Current </a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=2"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT agreements would be treated as</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=3"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT b. Bid-rigging c. Pri</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=4"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT b. Of these 30 executives, t</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=5"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT  Ten individual executives</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=6"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT o A status conference is se</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=7"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT suit has been expanded to incl</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=8"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT  The government has appeal</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=9"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT  The German Competition Au</a> <a title="Cartel Snapshot - June2018 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a5328c6a?page=10"> CARTEL SNAPSHOT AUTHORS For more information, </a>