Feds Seek Tougher Sentence For Ex-Massey Exec

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors want a heftier than usual sentence for the former president of Massey's Green Valley Resource Group, arguing Monday that the executive jeopardized the lives of West Virginia miners when he flouted federal safety and health standards.

The charges against David C. Hughart aren't run-of-the-mill conspiracy allegations — the actions leading to the two charges against him risked death and injury to others, according to a sentencing memorandum filed Monday in West Virginia federal court. The former mining executive faces up to six years in...
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