Finding that federal prosecutors breached an immunity agreement, a federal judge has dismissed an antitrust indictment against a Luxembourg shipping company and two of its executives.
In a pair of decisions handed down Friday in United States v. Stolt-Nielsen S.A., U.S. District Judge Bruce W. Kauffman of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania concluded that the government’s decision to pursue criminal charges against the Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG), its chairman Samuel A. Cooperman and its managing director Richard B. Wingfield was “fundamentally unfair.”
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