SACRAMENTO, Calif | Filing: Utility could face charges in California wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Filing: Utility could face charges in California wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California’s attorney general has told a federal judge it’s possible the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could face charges up to murder if investigators find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires in the past two years.

The brief from the office of Attorney General Xavier Becerra is purely advisory, and any criminal charges would most likely be filed by county district attorneys, not the state, the Sacramento Bee reported .

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