Case reference: CE/9705/12
Update 21 March 2016
At a Pre-Trial Preparatory Hearing on 21 March 2016, at Southwark Crown Court, Barry Kenneth Cooper pleaded guilty to one count under section 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002, the criminal cartel offence.
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7 March 2016: This has been updated having regard to reporting restrictions under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
On 7 March 2016, the CMA confirmed that it had commenced criminal proceedings against one individual under section 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002, the criminal cartel offence, following an investigation into suspected cartel conduct in respect of the supply of precast concrete drainage products.
No assumption should be made at this stage that any criminal offences have been committed.
- Press release: Man charged in CMA criminal cartel investigation (7.3.16)
The CMA is conducting a related civil investigation into whether businesses have infringed the Competition Act 1998. No assumption should be made at this stage that the Competition Act has been infringed.
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