The accused men were once top executives at Oslo-based Hoegh Autoliners. Prosecutors have identified them as Ingar Skiaker and Oyvind Ervik. It's unclear whether they had lawyers who could comment. In a Wednesday statement, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said a U.S. investigation revealed that collusion was "endemic and rampant" in the shipping industry for years. He says Hoegh Autoliners has already pleaded guilty and been sentenced to pay a $21 million fine.
The company didn't immediately return an email.