Four companies and 18 people have been charged in the Justice Department's investigation into a price-fixing conspiracy surrounding DRAM. Criminal fines totaling more than $730 million also have been levied. According to the government, this represents the second-largest total amount of fines ever imposed in a U.S. criminal antitrust investigation into one price-fixing conspiracy.
Not all employees are being named. Given the global impact that price fixing of such a common product as DRAM would have, it isn't a surprise that these people are being sent to jail.