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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:49 AM
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Security Chief Guilty in (MASSEY) Mine-Blast Case
Source: Wall Street Journal

BY KRIS MAHER

A Massey Energy Co. security chief was convicted Wednesday on both charges he was facing related to the investigation of the 2010 explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 miners, in the first criminal case to come from the disaster.

Hughie Elbert Stover was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District Court in Beckley, W.Va., of obstructing a federal criminal investigation, and lying to federal investigators. Mr. Stover, who had been security chief of the Upper Big Branch mine since 1999, faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison ...

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203687504...
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:02 AM
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1. k&r n/t
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:06 AM
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2. About time....
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:11 AM
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3. And what about Don Blakenship?
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 09:19 AM by Botany


He had the money for an anti environmentalist anti mine safety rally but he could not spend the money
to get the coal dust and methane out of his mine.

My guess is that Mr. Stover will be well paid to take the fall for Blakenship.
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wcollar Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:15 AM
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4. Wait till we see the sentence.
"a maximum of 25 years....."
or time served......
I'm waiting to see what kind of sentence he gets.
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:39 AM
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5. one down......dozens to go
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:41 AM
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6. try going up the chain of command
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DreamSmoker Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:46 AM
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7. I hope he get a new roomate (BA BA)
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:48 AM
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8. Kick and Rec for justice
Has the mine owner been indicted?
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