Ex-Massey Security Chief Can't Shake Conviction

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 4:13 PM EST) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Monday refused to acquit or allow a new trial for the former security chief of a Massey Energy Co. affiliate who was convicted of obstructing a federal probe of the deadly Upper Big Branch mine explosion.

Denying Hughie Elbert Stover's acquittal bid, U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger found sufficient evidence backing claims that the one-time security chief of Performance Coal Co. Inc. lied about tipping off personnel at the West Virginia mine about inspections and that he knowingly concealed...
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