Topics: Price fixing, Madison, Wisconsin, Plea Pages: 3 (961 words) Published: April 20, 2015
CCSI460 Final Forensic Lab Report

Investigator’s Name: Becky Davis

Date of Investigation: April 9, 2015

Lab Number and Title: Lab Week 5: Bid ridding and Cyber-Stalking

Summary of Findings: On April 9, 2015, the following investigation to place at the forensic lab located in Madison Wisconsin, where I was given a Bid rigging and Cyber-Stalking case to investigate pertaining to two companies (Denver Construction Inc.) that is operated in Colorado and (Dells Construction) that operates in Wisconsin. I was also given instruction to research a real-world bid rigging current event. After analyzing the information that was presented to me about both companies, I first attempted to analyze the case of bid rigging which is a scheme in which businesses collude so that a competing business can secure a contract for goods or services at a pre-determined price. Bid rigging stifles free-market competition, as the rigged price will be unfairly high. The Sherman Act of 1890 makes bid rigging illegal under U.S. antitrust law. Bid rigging is a felony punishable by fines, imprisonment or both.

After analyzing the information pertaining to big rigging in I found that there was additional information needed for this case such as telephone, email records and visitors logs. Without this information there is no way determine if there were any communications or meetings between both Denver Construction Inc. and Dells Construction pertaining to bid rigging.

As an investigator in order to properly determine bid rigging, any form of suspicious activities and supporting evidence should fall within one or all of the following three (3) types of bid rigging categories:

Bid Suppression: This is a type of scheme, where one or more competitors agree not to bid, or they would withdraw their previously submitted bid in return that a designated bidder can win. In this case the non-bidder may receive a subcontract or payoff.

Complementary Bidding: With this Scheme it is...
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