PG&E Managers Knew About SmartMeter Spying, CPUC Says

Law360, San Diego (April 26, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT) -- Senior management at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. condoned or approved a former employee's lies about his identity and infiltration of online discussion groups to discredit the views of SmartMeter opponents, according to a finding the California Public Utilities Commission released Wednesday.

Following a probe by the agency’s consumer protection and safety division, the CPUC instituted an investigation into PG&E and its employees. The investigation looked into whether PG&E broke California law or commission rules as a result of William Devereaux’s improper activities and if so,...
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