Supervisor Crye Questions District Attorney’s Motivations In Zogg Fire Case

Amid accusations of corruption, Shasta County Supervisor Kevin Crye has called for the county to hire private attorneys for an independent investigation of District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett for not re-filing criminal charges against PG&E for the Zogg Fire. A judge had issued a tentative ruling to block the criminal proceedings and it was then announced that PG&E would instead pay $50 Million to various recipients in Shasta County. Bridgett said she really wanted a criminal conviction, but nobody would have gone to jail and PG&E will pay a higher material penalty with the civil settlement. Crye made very serious accusations during Tuesday’s meeting about Bridgett’s motivation for not pursuing further legal action. A motion to bring the issue back at a future meeting failed on a 2 to 2 vote.