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Germany/Brazil: Engineering firm Siemens saves self under cartel leniency program

 |  July 18, 2013

One of the largest engineering firms in Germany has reportedly turned itself in to regulators in Brazil in a price-fixing cartel case. Reports say Siemens has avoided criminal proceedings by approaching regulators and admitting to manipulating railway prices; the company was also accused of possibly partaking in a bid-rigging scheme to win rail project contracts in Brazil’s capital. Reports say other companies allegedly part of the cartel include firms from Canada, Spain and Japan; the collusion reportedly spiked contract bids by 10 to 20 percent their average quotes. The parties did not confirm when, exactly, Siemens approached regulators.

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