Investigations | Office of Inspector General | U.S. Department of Transportation Jump to navigation The latest general information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on Coronavirus.gov. Office of Inspector General | U.S. Department of Transportation Eric J. Soskin, Inspector General Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse HomeAuditsThe Audit ProcessAudit ReportsNew Audit AnnouncementsManagement AdvisoriesRecommendation DashboardRecommendation Dashboard ChartsInvestigationsThe Investigative ProcessOIG Investigative PrioritiesLaw Enforcement AuthorityCommon Fraud SchemesHousehold Goods Moving FraudFraud Alert: Identity Theft SchemeWanted FugitivesWhistleblower ProtectionFAR Contractor ReportingReport Fraud HotlineTestimonyCorrespondenceVideosAbout OIGThe Inspector GeneralInformation ToolkitOIG HistoryStrategic PlanBudgetPeer ReviewOIG JobsDOT's Top Management ChallengesSemiannual ReportsContact Us Search form Search Search Website You are hereHome / Investigations Investigations -A A +A skip-to-content January 12, 2021Georgia Concrete Company Charged and Agrees To Pay $20 Million as Part of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement DOJ, Office of Public Affairs - Press ReleaseOn January 4, 2021, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia charged Argos USA LLC with participating in a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate markets when selling ready-mix concrete in the coastal Georgia area. On the same date, Argos entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. The DPA required Argos to pay a $20 million penalty, admit to participating in the charged conspiracy, and agree to cooperate fully with the ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution of others involved in the conspiracy. Under the terms of the DPA, Argos agreed to maintain a compliance and ethics program designed to prevent and detect antitrust violations, conduct periodic reviews, and submit annual reports to the division regarding the remediation and implementation of its compliance program. The criminal information alleges that from as early as 2010 until approximately 2016, Argos employees conspired with other entities engaged in the sale of ready-mix concrete to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate markets. DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Postal Service-OIG, with substantial assistance from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Oversight Areas Acquisition & Procurement Auto Safety Aviation Commercial Vehicles Disaster & Recovery Highway Infrastructure Information Technology Management & Financial Maritime Pipelines & Hazmat Railroads & Transit Single Audits Browse By AgencyAmtrak Federal Aviation Administration Federal Highway Administration Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration Federal Transit Administration Maritime Administration Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Transportation Safety Board Office of the Secretary of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Research and Innovative Technology Administration Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Surface Transportation Board Transportation Security Administration United States Coast Guard Email Signup Subscribe Subscribe RSS Twitter YouTube Subscribe Twitter YouTube RSS About OIG The Inspector General Mission & Vision Strategic Plan Organizational Chart OIG History Budget Peer Review Careers at OIG Contact OIG Reports & Publications Investigations Audit Reports New Audit Announcements Management Advisories Testimony Correspondence Semiannual Reports DOT Management Challenges OIG Information Toolkit Spotlight Report Fraud Hotline Contractor FAR Reporting Wanted Fugitives Whistleblower Protection The Investigative Process Common Fraud Schemes Fraud Awareness Posters The Audit Process Recovery Act Oversight Additional Resources Site Map Web Policies & Notices Accessibility FOIA Frequently Asked Questions Feedback DOT.gov IGnet.gov USA.gov Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation | 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20590
Georgia Concrete Company Charged and Agrees To Pay $20 Million as Part of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Published by the Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General on 2021-01-04.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.