Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

January 17, 2014

6 sentenced on US charges at former Massey Energy

CHARLESTON — Six people have been sentenced on federal charges in a billing scheme at Massey Energy.

The office of U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says the six were sentenced Thursday in Charleston. One defendant, 43-year-old Donald Bryan Steele of Barboursville, received an 18-month prison term on wire fraud and aiding and abetting in connection with the fraud scheme.

The Charleston Gazette reports that Steele is a former owner of M&S Hydraulics, a major Massey supplier. Virginia’s Massey Energy was purchased by another Virginia company, Alpha Natural Resources, in 2011.

Among those sentenced Thursday were also former Massey sourcing agents.

Steele acknowledged last year that he illegally provided cash and other items to former Massey sourcing agents.

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Sister Newspapers' News