Saturday, June 18, 2016

CRIMINAL, U.S. DISTRICT COURT: PG&E Criminal Trial, Thirteen Criminal Counts, including Pipeline Safety Violation Charges (Twelve Counts) & Obstructing a Federal Investigation National Transportation Safety Board (One Count)

RE: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. criminal trial of violating record-keeping and pipeline maintenance requirements of the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act (12 counts) and obstructing justice in a federal probe (NTSB) of the fatal explosion of a PG&E pipeline, 2010 San Bruno natural gas explosion
·        12-Member Jury and Six Alternate Jurors, Sworn In, Thursday, June 16, 2016
·        Lead Prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Hallie Hoffman, Opening Statement, & Lead Defense attorney, PG&E attorney Steven Bauer, Friday, June 17, 2016

  • U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson, Federal Building courtroom, San Francisco.
  • Trial is expected to last six weeks, Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • If convicted of all charges, the utility could be fined $562 million.
Prosecutor begins PG&E trial with blistering opening statement
Updated 7:46 pm, Friday, June 17, 2016

PG&E criminal trial over San Bruno explosion begins
By George Avalos,
Posted: 06/17/2016

PG&E criminal trial opening statement Friday, jury sworn in today
Bay City News Published: June 16, 2016, 4:55 pm Updated: June 16, 2016

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