Arctic Glacier Inc., a Canadian corporation, is a leader in high-quality packaged ice production in North America. The company has been notified that the United States Department of Justice is looking into allegations that the ice-maker has violated the U.S. False Claims Act by forming anticompetitive agreements in an effort to freeze out the competition. The U.S. federal government, which has been buying ice from Canada, is concerned that the company’s actions may have affected such purchases. DOJ’s Civil Division is investigating possible False Claims Act allegations and the Antitrust Division is looking into antitrust issues involving the packaged ice industry. Arctic Glacier asserts that it is cooperating fully with the investigations.
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