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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.

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


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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