Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Lead State


Participating States


Western Wisconsin Inspection


felony, unlawful agreement to restrain trade

Sentence Imposed

$25,000 fine, barred from contracts

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. Western Wisconsin Inspection, Inc. (99-CF-1366) pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful conspiracy to restrain trade. $25,000 fine, barred from contracts.