Sunshine for online bid-rigging: The Tipline for 6 November 2017

The Department of Justice on Friday revealed its first indictments filed in the Sunshine state for bid-rigging foreclosure auctions. In contrast with the dozens of people indicted in other states – especially California, where the DOJ got into some trouble for planting bugs outside courthouses to pick up the conspirators’ plans before and after the auctions took place – the defendants allegedly colluded over the purchase of Florida properties being auctioned online.

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