Criminal cartel proceedings commenced against Country Care and its managers

Following an investigation by the ACCC, criminal charges have been laid against The Country Care Group Pty Ltd (Country Care), its Managing Director, Robert Hogan, and a former employee, Cameron Harrison. 

The charges relate to alleged cartel conduct involving assistive technology products used in rehabilitation and aged care, including beds and mattresses, wheelchairs and walking frames. 

Country Care is based in Mildura, Victoria.

The charges are listed for mention before the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria in Mildura on 14 March 2018.

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