Hose executive pleads guilty in price-fixing case

Moore, Mike
January 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;1/12/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that Misao Hioki, former general manager of Bridgestone Corp.'s International Engineered Products Department, entered his guilty pleas before the U.S. District Court in Houston, Texas on December 10, 2008. Justice Department officials arrested Hioki and seven other foreign executives of marine hose manufacturing firms on May 2, 2007. Hioki was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $80,000.


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