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PG&E Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice, 6 of 12 Criminal Charges for San Bruno Explosion

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A couple walks by homes that were destroyed by fire following a deadly gas main explosion on September 13, 2010 in San Bruno, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On Tuesday afternoon, a federal jury found PG&E guilty of six of 12 criminal charges related to the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. The company was fined $3 million – a steep drop from the $562 million penalty that prosecutors could have sought. Among the charges, the company was found guilty of obstructing a National Transportation Safety Board investigation.

More Information:
PG&E Found Guilty of Obstruction of Justice in Deadly San Bruno Blast (KQED News)

Guests:

Bob Egelko, legal affairs reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Bill Magoolaghan, San Bruno resident whose house was severely damaged from the pipeline explosion

Robert Weisberg, professor of law, Stanford; co-director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law School

Jaxon Van Derbeken, public safety and investigative reporter, NBC Bay Area

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