List of Charges and Sentences in the Quebec Gasoline Price-fixing Cartel

September 28, 2012

* Please note that the "banners" column does not make reference to oil companies, but rather to the banner posted by the gasoline stations.

While some of the accused operated under the name or "banner" of a major oil company, in these cases, the local operators of the gas stations were responsible for setting the final price at the pump.


Individuals

Charges and sentences
Individuals Banners and/or Employer Charges Sentences
Serge Parent Irving September 28, 2012 Before the courts
Jacques Ouellet Ultramar June 12, 2008 $50,000 for infractions in two markets (Victoriaville and Thetford Mines)
Daniel Leblond Olco/Pétroles Global Inc. June 12, 2008 $10,000 fine
Michel Lehoux Shell/Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée June 12, 2008 Stay of proceedings
Carol Lehoux Shell/Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée June 12, 2008 10 months imprisonment to be served in the community for infractions on two markets (Victoriaville and Thetford Mines) and 75 hours of community service
André Bilodeau Shell/Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée June 12, 2008 10 months imprisonment to be served in the community for infractions on two markets (Victoriaville and Thetford Mines) and 75 hours of community service
Jean-Yves Plourde Olco June 12, 2008 $10,000 et 150 hours of community service
Daniel Drouin Sonerco June 12, 2008 Donation of $10,000 and absolute discharge
Claude Bédard Irving July 15, 2010 Stay of proceeding (see Thetford Mines for fine)
Stéphane Grant Irving July 15, 2010 Stay of proceeding (see Thetford Mines for fine)
Richard Bédard Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Céline Bonin Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Martin Fréchette Sonic July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Normand Roy Shell July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Ghislain Lallier Formerly Esso July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Marc-Yvan Létourneau Sonerco July 15, 2010 $10,000 fine
Tomas Fréchette Pétro-T July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine

Companies

Charges and sentences
Companies Banners Charges Sentences
Irving Oil Irving September 28, 2012 Before the courts
Les Pétroles Therrien Inc.; et Distributions Pétrolières Therrien Inc. Pétro-T June 12, 2008 $179,000 for infractions on three markets (Victoriaville, Thetford Mines and Sherbrooke)
Ultramar Ltd Ultramar June 12, 2008 $1,850,000 for infractions on two markets (Victoriaville and Thetford Mines)
Les Pétroles Cadrin Sonerco June 12, 2008 $90,000 for infractions on one market (Victoriaville)
Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée Shell June 12, 2008 $600,000 for infractions on two markets (Victoriaville and Thetford Mines)
Les Variétés Jean-Yves Plourde Inc. Olco June 12, 2008 Stay of proceedings
Les Pétroles Global Inc. Olco June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Couche-Tard Inc. Multiple March 25, 2010 Before the courts
Société coopérative agricole des Bois-Francs Sonic July 15, 2010 $124,000 fine
Gestion Marc-Yvan Létourneau Inc. Sonerco July 15, 2010 Stay of proceedings

Individuals

Charges and sentences
Individuals Banners Charges Sentences
Serge Parent Irving September 28, 2012 Before the courts
Jacques Ouellet Ultramar June 12, 2008 Fine (see Victoriaville)
Michel Lehoux Shell/Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée June 12, 2008 Stay of proceedings
Carol Lehoux Shell/Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée June 12, 2008 Imprisonment (see Victoriaville)
André Bilodeau Shell/Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée June 12, 2008 Imprisonment (see Victoriaville)
Claude Bédard Irving July 15, 2010 $15,000 fine
Stéphane Grant Irving July 15, 2010 $10,000 fine
Richard Bédard Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Céline Bonin Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Jacques Robert Esso July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Luc Fecteau Esso July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Yvan Grondin Esso July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Jacques Blais Shell July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Louis Blais Shell July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Robert Murphy Sonic July 15, 2010 $7,500 fine
Gary Neiderer Sonic July 15, 2010 $3,000 fine
Fabien Chouinard Sonic July 15, 2010 $4,000 fine

Companies

Charges and sentences
Companies Banners Charges Sentences
Irving Oil Irving September 28, 2012 Before the courts
Les Pétroles Therrien Inc.; and Distributions Pétrolières Therrien Inc. Pétro-T June 12, 2008 Fine (see Victoriaville)
Ultramar Ltd Ultramar June 12, 2008 Fine (see Victoriaville)
Philippe Gosselin et Associés Limitée Shell June 12, 2008 Fine (see Victoriaville)
Couche-Tard Inc. Multiple March 25, 2010 Before the courts

Individuals

Charges and sentences
Individuals Banners Charges Sentences
Serge Parent Irving September 28, 2012 Before the courts
Pierre Bourassa Olco/Pétroles Global Inc. June 12, 2008 12 months imprisonment to be served in the community
Christian Payette Olco/Pétroles Global Inc. June 12, 2008 12 months imprisonment to be served in the community and $5,000 donation
Gisèle Durand Esso/9045-0586 Québec Inc. June 12, 2008 4 months imprisonment to be served in the community and $20,000 donation
Michel Dubreuil Esso June 12, 2008 6 months imprisonment to be served in the community and $25,000 donation
Claude Bédard Irving July 15, 2010 Stay of proceedings (see Thetford Mines)
Stéphane Grant Irving July 15, 2010 Stay of proceedings (see Thetford Mines)
Richard Bédard Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Céline Bonin Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Donald Darby Shell July 15, 2010 $10,000 fine
Valérie Houde Petro-Canada July 15, 2010 $3,000 fine
Sylvie Fréchette Petro-Canada July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Martin Proulx Petro-Canada July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Jean-Pierre Durand Petro-Canada July 15, 2010 $5,000 fine
Yves Gosselin Irving July 15, 2010 $15,000 fine

Companies

Charges and sentences
Companies Banners Charges Sentences
Irving Oil Irving September 28, 2012 Before the courts
Les Pétroles Therrien Inc.; and Distributions Pétrolières Therrien Inc. Pétro-T June 12, 2008 Fine (see Victoriaville)
Les Pétroles Global Inc. Olco June 12, 2008 Before the courts
9045-0586 Québec Inc. Esso June 12, 2008 Stay of proceedings and prohibition order
9046-0601 Québec Inc. Esso June 12, 2008 Stay of proceedings
9064-4360 Québec Inc. Esso June 12, 2008 Stay of proceedings
Couche-Tard Inc. Multiple March 25, 2010 Before the courts
134553 Canada Inc. Esso/Shell July 15, 2010 Stay of proceedings

Individuals

Charges and sentences
Individuals Banners Charges Sentences
Pierre Bourassa Olco/Pétroles Global Inc. June 12, 2008 Imprisonment (see Sherbrooke) and donation
Christian Payette Olco/Pétroles Global Inc. June 12, 2008 Imprisonment (see Sherbrooke)
Micheline Lapointe-Cabana Petro-Canada July 15, 2010 $20,000 fine
Bruno Cabana Petro-Canada July 15, 2010 Stay of proceedings
Richard Bédard Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Céline Bonin Multiple/Couche-Tard Inc. June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Michel Lagrandeur Shell July 15, 2010 $15,000 fine
Linda Proulx Petro-Canada July 15, 2010 $15,000 fine

Compagnies

Charges and sentences
Compagnies Banners Charges Sentences
Les Pétroles Global Inc. Olco June 12, 2008 Before the courts
Couche-Tard Inc. Multiple March 25, 2010 Before the courts

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