Ex-Westinghouse VP — guilty plea
A former Westinghouse vice president has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to an FBI agent in the investigation of the failed V-C Summer nuclear project in Fairfield County. The announcement by M-Rhett DeHart, acting U-S Attorney, said Carl Dean Churchman’s plea “shows that the investigation into the V-C Summer nuclear debacle did not end with the former SCANA executives.” Potentially Churchman, project director for the failed nuclear plant, faces five years in prison, a fine of up to $250 thousand, and supervised release of up to three years. Sentencing will come later. The plea is the third in the case and follows an agreement with Dominion Energy that, over time, provides at least $4 billion in South Carolina ratepayer relief.