AU Optronics (AUO -5.9%) dives after being convicted, along with 2 former execs and a U.S....

|About: AU Optronics Corp. (AUO)|By:, SA News Editor

AU Optronics (AUO -5.9%) dives after being convicted, along with 2 former execs and a U.S. subsidiary, of taking part in an "LCD price-fixing conspiracy that lasted for five years." As a result, AU faces a fine as large as $1B - that figure easily dwarfs the hefty fines paid by other LCD panel makers for their involvement in the scheme.