According to the Associated Press, U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal charge against the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods as part of an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry.
1. During what period did the firm allegedly conspire with others in the industry to eliminate competition by setting prices for canned tuna?
2. For more than 2 years, the government has been investigating what three companies for this type of problem?
3. Besides the new charges for Christopher Lischewski at Bumble Bee, how many other executives at Bumble Bee have pleaded guilty in the price-fixing scheme and what has the company paid in fines for them?
Associated Press staff. (2018) Bumble Bee CEO Charged With Fixing Canned Tuna Prices. Time, May 17 (Retrievable online at http://time.com/5280535/bumble-bee-tuna-ceo-price-fixing/)