PG&E to use wildfire victims fund to pay for past crimes
Last updated 4/3/2020 at 4:14am
The Associated Press
Pacific Gas and Electric is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can't pay for its crimes in a deadly Northern California wildfire by taking money away from a fund set up to compensate thousands of victims for their losses.
The latest twist in an already complicated saga emerged this week after PG&E disclosed it will plead guilty to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter for neglecting to properly maintain equipment that ignited a 2018 wildfire that destroyed three towns in Butte County.