June 8, 2020 / 10:39 PM / a month ago

Sentencing of utility behind 2018 Mass. gas explosions delayed over probation issue

The sentencing of a NiSource Inc-owned utility company linked to catastrophic gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018 hit a snag on Monday after a federal judge questioned whether its plea deal called for a term of probation inconsistent with the law.

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts had been set to be sentenced by a federal judge in Boston as part of a deal with the U.S. Justice Department in which it would pay a $53 million fine and NiSource would sell its Massachusetts operations.

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