Ex-Massey Security Chief Moves To Nix Lying Charges

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A former Massey Energy Co. security chief asked a federal judge in West Virginia on Tuesday to toss charges that he lied to investigators after the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch Mine.

Hughie E. Stover, who worked for Massey subsidiary Performance Coal Co., said FBI agents asked intentionally vague questions about his company's policies to trap him in a lie and generate criminal charges they could use to further potential prosecutions of other Massey officials. Stover, who was indicted...
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