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Connecticut announces approval of $310 million in settlements to benefit purchasers of DRAM memory chips, products

October 8, 2021
Attorney General George Jepsen announced that consumers can now file claims to recover money due to federal court preliminary approval of multistate antitrust settlements worth $310 million with all the major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) computer chips for conspiring to fix their prices.

Labour in vineyards and farms checked across Europe, 269 possible victims of exploitation identified

October 6, 2021
Between 09 and 16 September 2021, Europol supported Europe-wide coordinated action days against human trafficking for labour exploitation in the agricultural sector.

Ransomware gang arrested in Ukraine

October 6, 2021
Ransomware gang was arrested in Ukraine with Europol’s support.

VAT fraud with cash registers uncovered in Germany

October 6, 2021
The German Tax Office for Investigation and Criminal Matters (Finanzamt für Fahndung und Strafsachen) and the Italian Finance Corps (Guardia di Finanza), supported by Europol, dismantled an organised crime group involved in VAT fraud through the manipulation of cash registers.

$1.05 million fine for seafood company owner behind Chatham Islands illegal fishing operation

October 6, 2021
A seafood company owner in New Zealand has been fined heavily for a commercial scam responsible for almost $1 million worth of black market pāua and crayfish from the Chatham Islands.

UK SFO says bribery probe continues after Petrofac fine

October 5, 2021
Petrofac Limited has been ordered to pay GBP 77 million after the SFO secured further convictions in its investigation into bribery and corruption at the Jersey-registered energy services company.

Finland: Nearly EUR 1,9 million in penalty payments imposed on 6 companies operating in Turku public transport

October 4, 2021
Based on investigations of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA), six companies operating in Turku subregion public transport services had, through their joint ventures, submitted three joint tenders that were in breach of the Competition Act in the competitive tendering process for public transport services in this area (Föli).

Netherlands fines Samsung over 39 million euros for influencing the online prices of television sets

October 4, 2021
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) imposes a fine of over 39 million euros on Samsung Electronics Benelux.

Pluto and ViacomCBS will pay $3.5m for violation of accessibility rules

October 1, 2021
The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced it has settled an investigation with Pluto Inc. and its parent company, ViacomCBS Inc., regarding violations of the Commission’s accessibility rules.

Citibank and Citigroup Global Markets Limited to pay $1 million penalty for swap data reporting violations

September 29, 2021
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed and settled charges against Citibank, N.A. and Citigroup Global Markets Limited, two provisionally registered swap dealers, for failing to comply with certain swap dealer requirements for reporting Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) information to a swap data repository (SDR) and related supervision failures.

Endo reaches agreement in principle to settle Louisiana governmental opioid cases and claims

September 29, 2021
Endo International plc announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Louisiana Attorney General\'s office to settle all opioid-related cases and claims of the state and other Louisiana governmental persons and entities in exchange for a total payment of $7.5 million.

SoCalGas agrees to pay 1.8 billion USD for biggest gas leak in U.S. history

September 29, 2021
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has agreed to pay up to 1.8 billion U.S. dollars to settle the claims of over 35,000 victims of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility blowout, the biggest natural gas leak in U.S. history.
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