(More about Probe, comment by Lischewski's lawyer)
WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The president and CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLC was accused by a federal court in California of conspiracy to convict him of his role in a court Selling prices for packaged seafood in the United States, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Christopher Lischewski, the fourth person to be charged with a federal appraisal investigation, was indicted in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, the department said in a statement.
Lawyer John Keker said Lischewski was innocent.
"If the facts are known and the truth turns up, Mr. Lischewski will not be found guilty, and that justification will restore his good name rightly," said Keker in a statement.
Bumble Bee agreed in May last year to plead guilty, pay a price, and pay a fine of $ 25 million. Two of her executives agreed to plead guilty in December 201
Stephen Hodge, former manager of tuna producer StarKist, was also charged in May last year for involvement in the 2011-2013 price fixing for tuna canning.
The market for canned tuna in the United States Lange was dominated by three companies. The chicken from the sea of Thai Union Group Plc is the largest, followed by Bumble Bee and StarKist. In December 2015, the Ministry of Justice prevented the Thai Union Group from buying Bumble Bee.
StarKist is a subsidiary of Dongwon Group, South Korea.
coverage by Eric Walsh; Arrangement of Mohammad Zargham and Lisa