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Staffing Company Owner Charged in Wage-Fixing Antitrust Case

Dec. 10, 2020, 10:05 PM

The former owner of a Texas-based therapist staffing company was indicted on charges of conspiring to fix prices by lowering the rates paid to physical therapists and assistants, the Justice Department announced.

“The charges announced today are an important step in rooting out and deterring employer collusion that cheats American workers—especially health care workers—of free market opportunities and compensation,” DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim said in a statement Thursday.

Neeraj Jindal, who owned the Dallas-Fort Worth area company, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

From March to Aug. 2017, Jindal allegedly exchanged sensitive information ...