Several former employees and executives of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway pleaded guilty Monday to non-criminal offenses under the federal Railway Safety and Fishries acts in Lac-Mégantic. The charges are connected to the Lac Mégantic rail accident that killed 47 people in the summer of 2013. Each has been sentenced to the maximum $50,000 fine, while MMA was ordered to pay $1 million for the Fisheries offense. $250,000 will be transferred to victims of the accident via the Fonds d’avenir de la Ville de Lac-Mégantic. See full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 6th edition of The Record.