Settlement reached in POP conspiracy case

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A Milwaukee advertising display company and two of its top executives agreed to plead guilty and pay a $9 million fine for conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids on point-of-purchase displays sold to Miller Brewing Co. and Anheuser-Busch. The Justice department said the fine is the largest ever in the POP industry. The charges were filed Sept. 23 in Milwaukee against Everbrite, and accused the company of engaging in conspiracy for a decade. Earlier this year the Justice Department filed cases against three other co-conspirators.

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