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02/05/2001 Sotheby's and Christie's chiefs charged of overcharging customers

2:03

USA: SOTHEBY ACCUSED OF PRICE FIXING

1:27

Sotheby's and Christie's plead not guilty to price fixing

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Former Sotheby's chief executive sentenced for price fixing

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Final decision in price fixing case

A federal jury in the US has indicted the former chairmen of the world's two largest auction houses, Sotheby's and Christie's, on charges of overcharging its customers. It said sellers in the US alone were charged more than $400m in commissions during the six years of the alleged conspiracy. In 2002 Alfred Taubman gets a year in jail.
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