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FBI SF Bay Area InfraGard Chapter

Winter 2015 Quarterly Chapter Meeting

Date & Time

09:00-12:00 Thursday, February 19, 2015
Refreshments and networking at 08:30


San Francisco Federal Building 
California/Nevada rooms, 2nd Floor
450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco


The NIST Framework: It's Here. Are you prepared? 
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework may soon become a required standard. In this talk, we will present a brief overview, how it can apply to your business or organization, and tools to help you adopt the framework.
Matthew Todd, President
San Francisco Bay Area InfraGard
Active Shooter Awareness Training 
Practical training for what to do when disaster strikes.
Special Agent Ken Karch
San Francisco FBI Field Office
FBI/DHS Update and Networking



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PG&E: Feds allege utility violated terms of its criminal probation

PG&E: Feds allege utility violated terms of its criminal probation

Rest assured it was a inside job leading to other deadly explosions

PG&E: Feds allege utility violated terms of its criminal probation in the San Bruno explosion, judge sets hearing

SAN FRANCISCO — In another blow to embattled PG&E, federal
officials say the utility may have violated the terms of its probation
imposed after the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion by failing to
reveal that it was being investigated for causing a fire and settling a
lawsuit over that and two other blazes.
Judge William Alsup ordered its lawyers to appear in court Jan. 30 to
answer to allegations filed by a federal probation officer in U.S.
District Court documents Wednesday.
Federal Probation Officer Jennifer Hutchings wrote in the filing that
the company did not report to its probation officer that it reached a
$1.5 million settlement with Butte County in October for its role in
causing three 2017 fires. It also did not report that it was being
criminally investigated by the District Attorney in one of those
blazes, dubbed the Honey Fire, for failure to properly trim trees near
its power lines. The criminal investigation was dropped and no charges
were filed.
“At no time did Pacific Gas and Electric Company report this
investigation by the Butte County District Attorney’s Office to the
probation office,” Hutchings wrote.
Alsup oversees the company’s criminal probation following its
conviction on six felonies related to the 2010 San Bruno explosion
killed eight people. In addition to fines and other penalties, in 2017,
then-U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson placed the utility on five
years of probation, during which time it was ordered not to “commit
another federal, state, or local crime.”
In a separate filing Wednesday, Alsup proposed that he change
PG&E’s probation to force changes aimed at reducing “to zero the
number of wildfires caused by PG&E in 2019.”
“In light of PG&E’s history of falsification of inspection reports,
PG&E shall, between now and the 2019 Wildfire Season, re-inspect
all of its electrical grid and remove or trim all trees that could fall
onto its power lines, poles or equipment in high-wind conditions,” the
judge wrote.
He also said the company has to monitor its grid and wind conditions
“and may supply electricity only through those parts of its electrical
grid it has determined to be safe under the wind conditions then
In a statement issued late Wednesday a PG&E spokesman, James
Noonan, said, “We are aware of Judge Alsup’s orders and are currently
reviewing. We are committed to complying with all rules and regulations
that apply to our work.”
In recent days, PG&E has said it is considering selling off its gas
division and replacing members of its board of directors as it
struggles with liabilities from the 2017 North Bay fire and the Camp
Fire in November that killed 86 people and devastated the Town of
Paradise. The price of its stock plummeted this week and company is
pondering a bankruptcy filing.
It has reported in regulatory findings that it is vastly underinsured
for the estimated $14 billion in liabilities it is facing over recent
A lawyer involved in the San Bruno case said aid she was both
surprised, but also not surprised that PG&E was found to not report
“It seems irresponsible for PG&E to not report any possible
violation of probation,” she said. “You’d think they’d be under high
alert … It would be the first thing a responsible corporation would
do,” said Attorney Britt Strottman, who represented the city of San
Bruno after the deadly explosion.
She said the judge should reopen the utility’s punishment.
“They probably should be re-sentenced,” said Strottman, a former San
Mateo prosecutor. “That might be the only way they learn their lesson.
A slap on the wrist will not change the culture of PG&E.”


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