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DOJ pursues unusual case of car shipping price-fixing and extortion

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Federal antitrust and gang prosecutors indicted a dozen people, including a ring leader with alleged ties to Mexico's Gulf Cartel, on charges of price-fixing, extortion and money laundering involving the shipment of used cars to Mexico, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday. The group, led by Carlos Favian Martinez, led a scheme to fix prices and illegally carve up business between competitors in the market for “transmigrante forwarding agency services,” or the transporting of used cars from the U.S. through Mexico and onto Central America, according to the indictment. The...
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