Michael Peevey

Michael Peevey, when he was at the helm of the California Public Utilities Commission Michael Peevey, when he was at the helm of the California Public Utilities Commission (AP)
Warrant indicates notes involving San Onofre may have been among items seized

Document: Peevey search warrant 

By Jeff McDonald
Jan. 30, 2015 – 12:05 p.m.

State agents seized bank statements, computers. miscellaneous files and a host of other materials from the Los Angeles area home of former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey this week, indicating a public-corruption case is growing more serious.

According to the search warrant and an inventory of materials seized by Attorney General’s office investigators, Peevey is suspected of committing at least one felony offense.

The 13-page document, obtained by U-T Watchdog on Friday, shows state agents executed a search warrant Tuesday at the La Cañada Flintridge home Peevey shares with his wife, state Sen. Carol Liu.

“It is further ordered that affiant be allowed to share information with federal and state and criminal and civil law enforcement authorities who are also investigating this matter,” the records state.

The records show agents took an iMac computer, a MacBook Pro, three Dell computers, a thumb drive and six day planners.

They also seized “RSG notes on Hotel Bristol stationery,” which may be a reference to replacement steam generators — the fatally flawed project that led to the premature decommissioning of the San Onofre nuclear power plant on San Diego County’s north coast.

Also, they took a roster of utilities commission employees as of Dec. 2, 2014, which Peevey had at his home for some reason as he neared departure from his post.

Ratepayers in San Diego County and Southern California are covering $3.3 billion out of $4.7 billion in shutdown costs as a result of faulty steam generators that leaked in 2012 and prompted the plant to close for good in 2013.

Agents also searched the Northern California home of former Pacific Gas & Electric executive Brian Cherry, who was fired last year after a series of incriminating emails were released publicly.

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