Ex-Massey Security Chief Can’t Dodge Lying Charges

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges that a former Massey Energy Co. security chief 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 in his June 21 motion to dismiss the charges that FBI agents had 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...
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