Case reference: CE/9229-09
Start date: February 2010
In February 2010 the OFT commenced a criminal investigation under the Enterprise Act 2002 into alleged cartel conduct involving suppliers to the automotive sector. Following a thorough investigation it has been decided to close the case, and that no individual should be charged with any offence.
The OFT conducted a criminal investigation into suspected cartel activity in the automotive sector. The investigation was carried out under the Enterprise Act 2002 which makes it a criminal offence for individuals dishonestly to engage in certain cartel conduct.
The OFT's investigation was coordinated with investigations by a number of other competition authorities.
Ali Nikpay (020 7211 8745, firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Rawlings (020 7211 8155, email@example.com)
Nick Wilkins (020 7211 8949, nick.wilkinsoft.gsi.gov.uk)
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