Ex-Bumble Bee CEO Admits Getting Non-Public Info On Rivals

Law360, San Francisco (November 25, 2019, 10:00 PM EST) -- Over repeated objections by defense attorneys, federal prosecutors on Monday cross-examined ex-Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski about allegations that he engaged in tuna-industry price fixing, drawing out concessions that he “occasionally” received non-public information from competitors and “may have” asked his employees to gather it.

Lischewski testified Friday that he had no knowledge of a conspiracy among the three major U.S. canned tuna companies — his former company, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist — to raise prices of the product from late 2010 through 2013.

But Lischewski conceded Monday that he may have instructed his employees to gather information from...

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