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Connecticut aerospace executive is charged with an antitrust conspiracy

Pratt & Whitney headquarters in East Hartford, Connecticut.
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Pratt & Whitney headquarters in East Hartford, Connecticut.

A former Connecticut executive with Pratt and Whitney has been charged in federal court with an alleged long-running conspiracy involving hiring practices.

Mahesh Patel of Glastonbury is accused of conspiring with outside suppliers to limit the recruitment of skilled employees. 

He faces antitrust charges for allegedly upholding a conspiracy with other aerospace companies not to hire or recruit employees from each other’s companies.

If convicted, Patel faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.