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FERC Enforcement Drove Trader to Suicide, Lawyers Say in Filing

July 14, 2021, 6:14 PM

A power trader who was under investigation over his role in a massive default on the largest U.S. electric grid took his own life in January, lawyers for his estate said in a legal filing that claims aggressive federal regulators drove him to his death.

Andrew Kittell, co-founder of GreenHat Energy LLC, jumped off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge on Jan. 6, one day after investigators for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission informed him that they were forging ahead with fraud allegations that might lead to criminal charges, according to a filing made public Tuesday.

Kittell, 50, was already under financial ...