Feds Slap Obstruction Charge On Massey Mine Official

Law360, New York (May 17, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors added a third criminal charge against a Massey Energy Co. affiliate's security chief, unsealing a superseding indictment Tuesday alleging that the official twice lied to investigators and destroyed documents relating to the deadly Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia.

Hughie Elbert Stover, 59, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with obstruction of justice and giving false statements to members of the FBI and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. Stover pled not guilty to accusations that he disposed of thousands of...
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