CHAPTER EIGHT - SENTENCING OF ORGANIZATIONS


PART C - FINES


2.      DETERMINING THE FINE - OTHER ORGANIZATIONS


§8C2.6.     Minimum and Maximum Multipliers

Using the culpability score from §8C2.5 (Culpability Score) and applying any applicable special instruction for fines in Chapter Two, determine the applicable minimum and maximum fine multipliers from the table below.

Culpability 
Score   
Minimum
Multiplier
Maximum
Multiplier
10 or more 2.00 4.00
9 1.80 3.60
8 1.60 3.20
1.40 2.80
1.20 2.40
5 1.00 2.00
4 0.80 1.60
3 0.60 1.20
2 0.40 0.80
1 0.20 0.40
0 or less  0.05  0.20.

Commentary

Application Note:

1.      A special instruction for fines in §2R1.1 (Bid-Rigging, Price-Fixing or Market-Allocation Agreements Among Competitors) sets a floor for minimum and maximum multipliers in cases covered by that guideline.

Historical Note:  Effective November 1, 1991 (see Appendix C, amendment 422).