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Plea hearings set for 10 men in alleged kickback scheme at Arch Coal mine in West Virginia
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:09 PM EDT
A federal judge has set plea hearings for 10 men accused of participating in a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine in West Virginia.
Federal prosecutors say companies had to pay kickbacks to Arch employees to do business with Arch at its Mountain Laurel mining complex in Logan County. Prosecutors say Arch employees took nearly $2 million in kickbacks from 2007 to 2012.
The investigation links the scheme to former Mountain Laurel general manager David Runyon, who's charged with extortion. His hearing is Aug. 7.
Three other former Arch employees, along with contractors and vendors, face various charges.