‘Marine hose market was rigged’ – US Dept of Justice

Washington, DC – Eight executives from the United Kingdom France, Italy, and Japan were arrested yesterday in Houston and San Francisco and charged for their role in a conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices, and allocate markets for United States sales of marine hose used to transport oil, the Department of Justice has announced.

A criminal complaint was unsealed in US District Court in Miami, against four executives: Peter Whittle, owner of the UK-based consulting firm PW Consulting (Oil & Marine) Ltd.; Bryan Allison, managing…

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