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Roll On, Roll Off Bid Rigger K-Line Executive Hiroshige Tanioka Will Roll On Into Federal Prison

Roll On, Roll Off Bid Rigger K-Line Executive Hiroshige Tanioka Will Roll On Into Federal Prison – “For more than a decade this conspiracy has raised the cost of importing cars and trucks into the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. “Today’s sentencing is a first step in our continuing efforts to ensure that the executives responsible for this misconduct are held accountable.”

Today’s sentence was the first to be imposed against an individual in the division’s ocean shipping investigation. Previously, three corporations have agreed to plead guilty and to pay criminal fines totaling more than $136 million, including Tanioka’s employer K-Line, which was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $67.7 million in November 2014.