SAN FRANCISCO | Prosecutors: Fires may mean PG&E violated criminal sentence

SAN FRANCISCO | Prosecutors: Fires may mean PG&E violated criminal sentence

SAN FRANCISCO  — A California utility’s role in igniting wildfires last year could allow a judge to find that it violated terms of its criminal sentence in a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people, federal prosecutors said Monday.

In a court filing, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco said state investigations blamed Pacific Gas & Electric power lines for some fires in October 2017. Investigators also found evidence that state law was violated.

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