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Australia's landmark Country Care criminal-cartel trial ends in acquittal for company, individuals

By James Panichi and Laurel Henning
  • 02 Jun 2021 00:56
  • 02 Jun 2021 19:52
The criminal-cartel enforcement campaign of Australia’s antitrust regulator suffered a significant setback today, with a jury finding disability-aid retailer Country Care and two men associated with the company not guilty of any of the eight charges leveled against them.

In the first significant test of the country’s 2009 criminal-cartel legislation, the jury took

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