Bloomberg Law
June 16, 2020, 10:17 PM

Ex-Bumble Bee CEO Gets Prison Term, a Rarity in Antitrust (1)

Malathi Nayak
Malathi Nayak
Bloomberg News

Former Bumble Bee Foods LLC chief executive officer Chris Lischewski was sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a price-fixing racket, a rare outcome in a U.S. antitrust crackdown.

In December, Lischewski was found guilty by a San Francisco federal jury of conspiring with colleagues and other industry executives to manipulate canned tuna prices, capping a marathon U.S. investigation that shook the packaged seafood industry and ultimately forced Bumble Bee into bankruptcy.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen imposed a $100,000 fine on Lischewski Tuesday on top of a 40-month term of incarceration. Lischewski’s offense “was ...

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