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Prosecutors, PG&E Agree on Five-Year Monitor For Pipeline Safety

Prosecutors and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. have selected a former acting attorney general to monitor the utility in the wake of its conviction on criminal charges stemming from a deadly natural gas explosion in San Bruno.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco announced Monday that Mark Filip would serve as compliance and ethics monitor. Filip served as acting attorney general during the early days of the Obama administration in 2009.

A judge last month ordered a monitor as a condition of PG&E's probation following its five felony convictions for gas pipeline safety violations. The company was also convicted of obstructing investigators in the wake of the 2010 blast in the city of San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

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