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Antitrust violations not necessarily crimes of moral turpitude

A Sherman Antitrust Act violation by a licensee does not automatically give cause for license discipline, as crimes committed under that act are not ones of moral turpitude, an appellate court in Florida held May 12.

The licensee in the case, Avi Stern, a licensed sales associate, was convicted of conspiring to restrain trade and suppress competition under the federal Sherman Antitrust Act. The conviction did not include activity directly related to his sales associate license, so the Department was only able to discipline Stern if . . .

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