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PG&E Probation Ends As Judge Calls It a ‘Continuing Menace’

  • California judge issues scathing report on PG&E’s probation
  • Utility has refused to accept responsibility, judge says
A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) employee works in Paradise, California.

A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) employee works in Paradise, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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PG&E Corp. is ending a five-year felony probation as a “continuing menace to California,” a judge supervising the company said in his parting observations, noting the company went on a “crime spree” even as he tried to rehabilitate it.

“I must acknowledge failure,” U.S. District Judge William Alsup wrote in a scathing report Wednesday.