Prosecutors Aided 'Sham' Wildfire Probe, Sierra Pacific Says

Law360, Chicago (January 16, 2015, 3:36 PM EST) -- Sierra Pacific Industries Inc. and others on Thursday laid out a scathing account of alleged prosecutorial misconduct that pushed them into a $122.5 million settlement over a devastating California wildfire, claiming federal prosecutors "sat on their hands" as investigators worked to frame them.

In a 138-page brief backing their bid to unwind the settlement, Sierra Pacific and its fellow defendants alleged that prosecutors perpetrated a fraud on the court in pursuit of a "pay day" for the government, allowing investigators from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to lie under oath and falsely pin blame for the fire on...

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