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DOJ: Bumble Bee CEO Deserves 8 to 10 Years For Price-Fixing

 |  May 14, 2020

Former Bumble Bee Foods Chief Executive Officer Chris Lischewski, should serve eight to 10 years in prison for his 2019 price-fixing conviction, the Justice Department said. 

Lischewski “committed this crime while he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of a major American company and a prominent member of his community,” the DOJ said Wednesday in a court filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Chen, a US federal court judge based in San Francisco, California, is scheduled to sentence Lischewski on June 3.  

Lawyers for former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Christopher Lischewski have asked judge Edward Chen to sentence him to no more than 12 months’ home confinement and a maximum fine of $25,000 after his December conviction on the charge of price-fixing.

In a sentencing memorandum filed May 13, the law firm of Keker, Van Nest and Peters said that given Lischewski’s “exemplary life”, his “personal circumstances and the actual characteristics of this offense, in particular in the midst of a global pandemic [and] countenance mercy”, home confinement, not prison, was merited.

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