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PG&E pleading guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter for Camp Fire, pay $4M fine

Original post made on Mar 23, 2020

PG&E Co. announced early Monday morning that it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire that ravaged Butte County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 23, 2020, 9:37 AM

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Posted by Smcginnis
a resident of Sycamore Heights
on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:24 pm

PG&E is getting off from causing 84 deaths through their negligence by paying less than $47,000 per person? People are going to jail for negligently causing only one death. I’ll bet $4 million is less than they paid in green fees for golf last year.

Posted by urmomz
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:18 pm

Involuntary manslaughter carries a punishment of 2, 3 or 4 years in prison. Why aren’t the people who made these decisions going to prison?

That, and we’ve still got the death penalty in California last I checked. Time to start using the corporate death penalty.

Posted by Disappointed
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 24, 2020 at 3:14 pm

With all the down time I just finished season 3 of Narcos on Netflix

Looks like PG&E has the officials in their back pockets same as the Cali Cartel did with the cops judges and everyone else in the system.

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