Former Cargolux Airlines Executives Sentenced for Price Fixing
On March 9, 2012, Ulrich Ogiermann and Robert Van de Weg, former Senior Vice Presidents for Sales and Marketing, Cargolux Airlines International S.A., were sentenced in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, Florida. In December 2011, Mr. Ogiermann and Mr. Van de Weg pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to fix the cargo rates charged to customers for international air shipments to and from the United States. During the period October 2001 through at least February 2006, Mr. Ogiermann and Mr. Van de Weg conspired with others to suppress and eliminate competition on cargo rates by fixing and coordinating charges, including security and fuel surcharges, charged to customers for air cargo services to and from the United States. Mr. Ogiermann and Mr. Van de Weg and their co-conspirators participated in meetings to fix and coordinate these charges imposed by their airlines for cargo service to and from the United States.
Both Mr. Ogiermann and Mr. Van de Weg were each sentenced to 13 months incarceration, fined $20,000, and assessed $100.