Second ex-Crompton exec to plead guilty to price-fixing

San Francisco, California-A second former Crompton Corp. executive, James Conway, has agreed to plead guilty to participating in an international conspiracy to fix prices in the rubber chemicals market, the Department of Justice said.

Conway, formerly executive vice president for performance chemicals and elastomers, was charged with fixing the prices of certain rubber chemicals sold in the U.S. during 2000 and 2001. Conway, who agreed to assist the government in its ongoing investigation, could face three years in prison and fines of up to $350 000…

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