Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
StarKist Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Dongwon Group
Penalty: 
$100,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
September 11, 2019
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

StarKist Co. was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $100 million, the statutory maximum, for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for canned tuna sold in the United States. StarKist was also sentenced to a 13-month term of probation.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
South Korea
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
seafood
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Parent company note: 
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