Business owners often work very hard and put their heart and soul into trying to help their business succeed and help it succeed in the right way. Thus, it can be a truly horrifying thing for a business owner when the federal government accuses them of having engaged in illegal business practices.
There are many different types of actions that fall into the category of illegal business practices. Some examples include: bid rigging, price fixing, mail and wire fraud, making unlawful kickbacks and other unlawful practices. Often such actions can be destructive to competition, so it makes sense that the federal government has enforcement mechanisms aimed at preventing such practices. Unfortunately, in their zealousness to crack down on illegal business practices, federal officials can sometimes end up leveling illegal business practice allegations against a business owner for practices that are actually lawful.