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A Reno, Nevada attorney was sentenced Monday to 25 months in prison for filing false federal income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada. 

The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Knorr-Bremse AG and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (Wabtec), two of the world’s largest rail equipment suppliers, to resolve a department lawsuit alleging that the companies had for years maintained unlawful agreements not to compete for each other’s employees. The lawsuit further alleges that the companies entered into similar “no-poach” agreements with rail equipment supplier Faiveley Transport S.A. before Faiveley was acquired by Wabtec in November 2016. 

At its annual conference, the International Competition Network (ICN) adopted guiding principles for procedural fairness in competition agency enforcement; substantially revised merger recommended practices addressing international enforcement cooperation, timing of notification, and review periods; and presented the results of a member survey on vertical merger assessment and related economic issues. The ICN also issued a strategy report on advocacy monitoring and evaluation methods, and interim reports on the treatment of vertical restraints under unilateral conduct laws and key elements of cartel leniency programs, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the Second Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing.

A Durham, North Carolina, tax return preparer was sentenced to 20 months in prison today for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina.