Ex-Bumble Bee CEO convicted in tuna price-fixing conspiracy

SAN FRANCISCO -- The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods has been convicted for his part in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies.

The Department of Justice says a jury found Christopher Lischewski guilty on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Lischewski conspired with others to eliminate competition by setting prices for canned tuna.

Lischewski's attorney didn't respond to a request for comment.

Bumble Bee Foods itself agreed to pay a $25 million fine after pleading guilty.

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