A local company plead guilty to rigging bids submitted to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for traffic control devices.
According to Attorney General Mike DeWine, Cincinnati-based, Quattro, Inc. would tell competitors what prices to quote ODOT for specific products.
Quattro, Inc. and other companies, being called 'co-conspirators', would then make sure there were enough bids to show the appearance of competition.
As a result, ODOT had to pay inflated prices for the products.
"This is a warning today with these guilty pleas, that any organization or any individual who may be tempted to rig the state's bidding process, rigging and price fixing are unacceptable and illegal, and if you engage in either, we'll come after you and we will prosecute you", said DeWine.
This is the first time in almost thirty years that charges have been filed in connection with Ohio's Valentine Anti-Trust Act.
Friday, May 24 2013 7:15 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:15:11 GMT
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – An Elizabethtown mother is recovering from serious injuries she suffered when her SUV rolled onto her, pinning her underneath the vehicle. Kentucky State Police said ShannonMore >>
Shannon Gales' 2-year-old daughter was strapped in a car seat inside the vehicle when it overturned, according to Kentucky State Police. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:37 GMT
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A Tennessee couple was killed Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Hardin County. Kentucky State Police said they were notified just before 4 p.m.More >>
Kentucky State Police said they were notified just before 4 p.m. Thursday that a southbound car had run off the interstate and slammed into a tree.More >>