Ex-Massey Exec Admits To Masking Mine Safety Violations

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 1:26 PM EST) -- A former Massey Energy Co. executive will plead guilty to charges that he conspired to violate federal mine health and safety laws at several of the company's coal mines in West Virginia and conceal the violations from federal mine inspectors for a decade, prosecutors said Wednesday.

David C. Hughart, the former president of Massey's Green Valley Resource Group, will plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy and cooperate with prosecutors in their ongoing investigation of Massey, which has been in authorities' crosshairs ever since an April...
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