4th Circ. Backs Massey Employee's Conviction Over Explosion

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 6:38 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday upheld the conviction of a former Massey Energy Co. security chief for obstructing a federal probe into an April 2010 mining disaster, finding that the district court was correct in denying his requests for a new trial and to suppress certain evidence.

A three-judge panel for the appeals court rebuffed Hughie Elbert Stover’s contention that he was improperly in custody at the time he made allegedly incriminating statements and, as such, the statements should have been suppressed, finding that just because...
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