A federal judge had reservations today about a deal in a $10 billion nuclear scam.
Judge Mary Geiger Lewis reluctantly accepted the deal but slapped former SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh with another $200,000 fine.
That was on top of 2 years in federal prison and $5 million he agreed to pay for his role in a nuclear fraud conspiracy.
He will not be eligible for early release as there is no parole in federal prisons.
Marsh, 66, owned up to his guilt in the nuclear debacle that cost 725,000 SC Electric & Gas ratepayers more than $2 billion after SC Public Service  Commissioners gave SCANA up to 10 unwarranted rate increases.
 The conspiracy involved other SCANA and Westinghouse Electric executives. It also cost SCANA investors – many lf them Marsh’s SCE&G employees – millions of dollars when its stock plunged from over $70 a share to under $45 a share.
“Marsh’s statement was very brief,” said Savannah River Watch Director Tom Clements, a close observer of the case.
“He accepted responsibility but did not apologize to ratepayers or the public. 
“His failure to apologize attests to his character and the judge should have taken that into account in the sentencing.  
“Only the judge mentioned concern for us ratepayers.”
Marsh pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
After his 2 years in prison, he will serve 3 years of court-ordered supervision, according to acting US Attorney Rhett DeHart.  
“The judge said his crime was not a scam or ponzi scheme designed to…

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