Jury Finds Ex-Bumble Bee CEO Guilty Of Price-Fixing

Law360, San Francisco (December 3, 2019, 3:26 PM EST) -- A California federal jury on Tuesday found Bumble Bee Foods LLC’s former CEO Chris Lischewski guilty of price-fixing after a four-week trial over allegations he worked with executives at rivals StarKist and Chicken of the Sea to illegally raise the price of canned tuna.

Ex-Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski, shown center in 2008, faces up to 10 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act on Tuesday. (AP)

After just a few hours of deliberation, the jury found Lischewski guilty on the single felony charge of price-fixing, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. He...

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