On April 20, Keiji Kyomoto, the former president of a Japan-based automotive parts company, pled guilty and was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for the sale of automotive body sealing products sold in the United States.  The guilty plea is the result of an ongoing federal antitrust investigation into price-fixing, bid-rigging and other anticompetitive conduct in the automotive parts industry, in which 58 individuals and 39 companies have been charged so far.  United States v. Kyomoto, 15-cr-44 (E.D. Ky.).   DOJ Press Release