Column: Inside the Great Tuna Price-fixing Scam
Speaking as a lifelong aficionado of the tuna fish sandwich on rye, I was relieved to learn that Bumble Bee's Nov. 21 bankruptcy filing wouldn't mean the eradication of the brand from store shelves — it would merely come under new ownership.
Yet there's much more to it than that. The bankruptcy filing is an outgrowth of a price-fixing case that makes tuna processing seem a lot wilder and more colorful on dry land than it is at sea.
In fact, judging from the federal allegations, the guilty pleas filed by all...
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