Former StarKist executive pleads guilty of tuna price-fixing conspiracy
Canned tuna. (Photo: Stock File)
(UNITED STATES, 6/30/2017)
A former StarKist executive pleaded guilty to canned seafood price-fixing with officials from other tuna companies in the United States from 2011 to 2013, according to the Justice Department.
Stephen Hodge, a former senior vice president of sales at the firm, a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group of South Korea, pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information that was filed on May 30 in federal court in San Francisco.
The Department statement also revealed that Hodge, who agreed to pay a fine and cooperate with the investigation by the department's antitrust division, will be sentenced by the court later.