Cartel Digest

DOJ Incarceration Trends

Below are selected charts that show the upward incarceration trends of cartel enforcement by the DOJ.1
In fiscal 2014, 21 individuals were sentenced to jail, with an average sentence of 26 months.2
See Antitrust Division Announces Fiscal Year Total in Criminal Fines Collected (January 22, 2015) available at

1  See Criminal Enforcement Fine and Jail Charts (through Fiscal Year 2013), and Division Update Spring 2014, both available on the DOJ website at  See also, Cartel Prosecution: Stopping Price Fixers and Protecting Consumers Before the S. Subcomm. on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong. (2013) (statement of William J. Baer, Assistant Att'y Gen., Antitrust Div., U.S. Dep't of Justice), available at