|By Debbie Rolen, The Logan Banner, W.Va.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"Mine safety is unquestionably a priority of my office. Today's filings underscore my commitment to approach this important issue from every angle," U.S. Attorney
Goodwin continued, "Failing to honestly and accurately report employment information to insurance companies like BrickStreet potentially exposes those coal miners to devastating financial misfortune if they get hurt on the job. These charges are even more disturbing because these crooked operators were able to compromise the one person entrusted to make sure the employees are properly accounted for: the insurance company's auditor. This type of corruption has long plagued the coal industry in southern
In addition to defrauding BrickStreet, the principals of Aracoma,
White faces up to ten years in prison and a
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