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PG&E CEO fires contractor company, 2 employees involved in 'possible fraud'

PG&E announced that one of its company’s contractors doing work related to Camp Fire aftermath charged more than what it was supposed to and made “inappropriate payments and gifts” to two PG&E employees.

Posted: Feb 25, 2020 12:10 PM

CALIFORNIA – PG&E announced that one of its company’s contractors doing work related to Camp Fire aftermath charged more than what it was supposed to and made “inappropriate payments and gifts” to two PG&E employees.

This happened as they worked hauling Camp Fire debris out of Paradise.

In a statement sent to employees, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson said that all contracts with “Bay Area Concrete Recycling (BAC),” have been terminated. A preliminary internal investigation found that BAC violated its Code of Conduct, which overbilled PG&E.

The two PG&E supervisors involved have been fired as well.

“We will hold accountable any additional employees or vendors who have not acted in accordance with the high ethical standards set out in our Supplier Code of Conduct and our Employee Code of Conduct,” Johnson said. “I want to be clear, this is unacceptable behavior and does not live up to the high ethical standards we aspire to be as individuals and as a company.”

The Federal Monitor, probation officer, California Public Utilities Commission, and local authorities have all been notified about these matters, PG&E said.

Johnson said the utility redirected the work to new vendors, so that work rebuilding after the Camp Fire will not be delayed.

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