2/28/2013 11:38 AM
by Nadine Grimley
BECKLEY - A former president of a Massey Energy subsidiary will face up to six years in prison after he entered a guilty plea in Federal Court Thursday morning.
David Hughart pleaded guilty to two federal conspiracy charges. Hughart was accused of working with unnamed co-conspirators to ensure miners at White Buck Coal Company and other Massey-owned operations got advanced warning about surprise federal inspections between 2000 and March of 2010.
Hughart's sentencing was set for June 25th in Beckley. The crime carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison with four years probation and a $350,000 fine.