US Frets Over Witnesses In Massey Security Chief's Trial

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Tuesday sought to limit damaging cross-examinations of witnesses testifying against Massey Energy Co.'s former security chief, who allegedly lied to investigators about the April 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 miners.

The U.S. asked the district court to exclude results of a Massey employee character survey and to forbid discussion of a witness’s checkered past. Prosecutors are preparing three security personnel to take the stand in the July criminal trial of Hughie E. Stover, who is accused...
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