PG&E to plead guilty to charges for Calif. wild­fire

The Kansas City Star - - News - — SACRA­MENTO BEE

Cal­i­for­nia’s util­ity said Mon­day that it will plead guilty to 85 felony charges in con­nec­tion with the 2018 Camp Fire, the state’s dead­li­est wild­fire, in an agree­ment with the Butte County dis­trict at­tor­ney.

PG&E will plead guilty to 84 counts of in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter and a sin­gle count of un­law­fully caus­ing a fire. The plea will re­sult in a fine of $4 mil­lion. PG&E Corp. also agreed to help re­store wa­ter to res­i­dents af­fected by the de­struc­tion of a canal.

Mike Ram­sey, the Butte County DA, said in­ves­ti­ga­tors con­sid­ered crim­i­nal charges against in­di­vid­u­als at PG&E.

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