Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Lead State


Participating States


Randall E. Barnes


misdemeanor, agreement to injure the business of another

Sentence Imposed

$500 fine, $1500 costs, barred from contracting

Case Description

The defendants operated businesses that conducted inspections of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks. The tank inspections were required under federal law. The complaint alleged that in anticipation of submitting bids for new contracts, the defendants agreed not to compete for business in each other’s territories in order to avoid a bidding war. Randall E. Barnes (99-CF-1370) pleaded no contest to misdemeanor agreement to injure business of another. $500 fine, $1500 costs, Barnes agreed to refrain from bidding on petroleum tank inspection contracts with State until June 1, 2001