Bloomberg Law
April 14, 2022, 5:16 PMUpdated: April 14, 2022, 6:33 PM

DOJ’s First Criminal Wage-Fixing Case Ends Mostly in Defeat (3)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

A jury found two defendants in the Justice Department’s first criminal wage-fixing case not guilty of violating the Sherman Act while finding one defendant guilty on a single count of obstruction of Federal Trade Commission proceedings.

Neeraj Jindal, the owner of a physical therapy staffing company, was found guilty Thursday of one of three charges while the jury in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas found co-defendant John Rodgers not guilty on all counts. Rodgers was Jindal’s clinical director.

The government charged Jindal with conspiring with competitors to lower pay and recruit others to the scheme. ...

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