Ex-chemicals exec pleads guilty just before trial

Charles McConnell

03 January 2018

Ex-chemicals exec pleads guilty just before trial

Water treatment plant during construction, iStock/CUHRIG

Six days before his criminal trial was set to start in New Jersey federal court, former chemicals executive Brian Steppig changed his plea and admitted that he conspired to rig bids, allocate customers and fix prices in the liquid aluminium sulphate market.