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What Is Conspiracy?
This is where two or more persons are charged with planning and working together to commit a crime. It is different from normal criminal charges because evidence normally inadmissible can be used against a person. For instance a statement made by a co-conspirator may be used against all other conspirators. Also a conspirator can be held responsible for the crimes committed by all other conspirators.
What Is Anti-Trust About?
In 1890 Congress passed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Its purpose is promoting competition in the United States. It punishes conspiracies by trusts, companies or individuals to restrain competition. This could be by price-fixing, merging businesses to achieve a monopoly or by two or more businesses agreeing to divide up customers.
Why Is Insider Trading Illegal?
The insider in a corporation whose stock is bought and sold on the stock exchange has a distinct advantage over the normal investor. He knows when the corporation's stock is going to jump or drop because he has inside information about major things that are happening in the corporation. If the stock is about to rise, he will buy up stock taking advantage of the stock seller who does not know he should be holding onto the stock. So the insider reaps the windfall that truly belongs to the seller.