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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Former S.C. police officer pleads guilty in fatal shooting caught on video

From the Washington Post:

The victim, Walter Scott, comes from a Longshoring family in Charleston, S.C., and has several relatives in ILA Local 1422.

The former South Carolina police officer caught on video opening fire at a black man who was running away pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal civil rights charge, authorities said.

Michael […]

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Alaska company agrees to pay $10 million in biggest-ever Jones Act fine

From Alaska Dispatch News:

An Alaska natural gas producer has agreed to pay the U.S. government $10 million in what amounts to the largest penalty ever levied in the history of the nearly century-old Jones Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

A Jones Act waiver can be obtained from the secretary of Homeland Security […]

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Container shipping lines ordered to testify in U.S. sector probe

From Reuters:

The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday.

The world’s biggest container group, Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, together with second largest line MSC of Switzerland, Germany’s […]

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Two Maersk Units Fined For ‘Recreated’ Billing Records

From Maritime Executive:

Farrell Lines is a U.S. flag roll-on, roll-off carrier, part of Maersk Line, Limited, a division of Maersk Group. Logistics firm Damco USA, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Damco, is also part of Maersk Group.

Ro/ro carrier Farrell Lines and affiliated subcontractor Damco have paid civil fines of $3.66 million on charges […]

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Doctors, nurses, others charged in $712M Medicare fraud bust

In the largest-ever crackdown on health-care fraud by the Justice Department, criminal charges have been filed against 243 people across the nation involving $712 million in false billing from Medicare, officials announced Thursday.

“This action represents the largest criminal health-care fraud takedown in the history of the Department of Justice,” said Attorney General Loretta […]

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Big banks plead guilty to market manipulation, will pay $5.8 billion

The Justice Department said it was charging the banks’ parent companies because the wrongdoing was pervasive, and that the banks’ punishment was ”fitting considering the long-running and egregious nature of their anticompetitive conduct.”

From the Huffington Post:

The age of multibillion-dollar bank fines with no admission of wrongdoing is over. The Justice Department announced […]

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'K' Line executive sentenced to prison in price fixing case; agrees to assist DOJ investigation

In an article titled ‘K Line executive sentenced in relation to price fixing accusations,’ Vessel Finder reports:

In addition to the 18-month prison sentence and a $20,000 fine, Tanioka has agreed to provide assistance to the department in its current ongoing investigation that focuses on the ocean shipping industry

A Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) […]

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U.S. fines Japanese shipper NYK Line $59.4 million for price-fixing

NYK, or Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, agreed to plead guilty to a one-count felony criminal charge in the scheme, which spanned the period of 1997-2012, and pay the fine.

U.S. justice authorities fined Japanese shipper NYK Line $59.4 million Monday for conspiring with other companies to fix the prices of transporting cars to and from […]

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Sea Star, Horizon Lines agree to $3.4 million settlement over price fixing claims

Among the contracts affected were U.S. Postal Service contracts to transport mail and Department of Agriculture contracts to ship food. Both Sea Star Line and Horizon Lines previously pleaded guilty, in related criminal proceedings, to anticompetitive conduct in violation of the Sherman Act.

Jones Act shipping companies Sea Star Line and Horizon Lines have agreed […]

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