Ex-W.Va. mine boss seeks leniency in sentencing - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Ex-W.Va. mine boss seeks leniency in sentencing

Posted:

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A former superintendent at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine wants a judge to sentence him to home confinement or reduce his prison time when he pleads to a federal conspiracy charge next week.

Gary May is cooperating in the continuing criminal investigation of the 2010 explosion that killed 29 men.

He's set to enter a plea Jan. 17 in Beckley on charges that his actions at the mine defrauded the federal government.

Defense attorney Tim Carrico says May is "deeply sorry" about the deaths but argues there's no direct link between May's conduct and the explosion.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Ruby is pushing for more than the 15- to 21-month sentence that federal guidelines recommend. He says they don't account for the risk May's actions created to miners' lives

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Loaded gun found in man's luggage at West Virginia airport

    Loaded gun found in man's luggage at West Virginia airport

    Federal authorities say they found a loaded gun in a man's carry-on luggage on Thanksgiving day at the security checkpoint in a West Virginia airport.

    More >>

    Federal authorities say they found a loaded gun in a man's carry-on luggage on Thanksgiving day at the security checkpoint in a West Virginia airport.

    More >>
  • Pit Bull rescue coming to Mercer Co.

    Pit Bull rescue coming to Mercer Co.

    Pit Bulls are banned in the city of Bluefield, West Virginia. Sometimes, these dogs wait months and months to find their forever homes. However, now one local couple is taking it upon themselves to help these dogs find happiness.  

    More >>

    Pit Bulls are banned in the city of Bluefield, West Virginia. Sometimes, these dogs wait months and months to find their forever homes. However, now one local couple is taking it upon themselves to help these dogs find happiness.  

    More >>
  • US Marshals: Scammers pose as law enforcement officials

    US Marshals: Scammers pose as law enforcement officials

    The U.S. Marshals Service is warning of nationwide scams by individuals claiming to be marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.

    More >>

    The U.S. Marshals Service is warning of nationwide scams by individuals claiming to be marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.

    More >>
  • YMCA hosts annual Thanksgiving Day run

    YMCA hosts annual Thanksgiving Day run

    More than a hundred runners were up with the sun on Thursday to earn their Thanksgiving Day turkey. 

    More >>

    More than a hundred runners were up with the sun on Thursday to earn their Thanksgiving Day turkey. 

    More >>
  • Power outage in Princeton, WV

    (WVVA): Some are without power this Thanksgiving morning after a car slammed into a transformer. Details are limited at this time, but we do know that not all of Princeton is without power. As of 3:30AM, AEP was reporting that a little over 2,000 customers are in the dark Thursday morning. Again, details are limited, but AEP is on scene working to restore power so that Thanksgiving festivities can continue for households as planned. According to Appalachian Power, the restoration coul...More >>
    (WVVA): Some are without power this Thanksgiving morning after a car slammed into a transformer. Details are limited at this time, but we do know that not all of Princeton is without power. As of 3:30AM, AEP was reporting that a little over 2,000 customers are in the dark Thursday morning. Again, details are limited, but AEP is on scene working to restore power so that Thanksgiving festivities can continue for households as planned. According to Appalachian Power, the restoration coul...More >>
  • 1 dead in fatal fire near Bramwell

    1 dead in fatal fire near Bramwell

    The cause of the fire is unknown.

    More >>

    The cause of the fire is unknown.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: 2 West Virginia hunters killed in first days of deer season

    UPDATE: 2 West Virginia hunters killed in first days of deer season

    West Virginia authorities say a 20-year-old hunter was killed on the opening day of the state's deer season with firearms, and a second hunter died after his all-terrain vehicle rolled over a day later.

    More >>

    West Virginia authorities say a 20-year-old hunter was killed on the opening day of the state's deer season with firearms, and a second hunter died after his all-terrain vehicle rolled over a day later.

    More >>
  • AAA offers tips for Thanksgiving travelers

    AAA offers tips for Thanksgiving travelers

    Nearly 51-million Americans are expected to travel during this Thanksgiving holiday... that's according to AAA. AAA says those 51-million people are planning to travel 50 miles or more to their destination, which is a 3-percent increase over last year, and the largest amount of travelers in a dozen years. 

    More >>

    Nearly 51-million Americans are expected to travel during this Thanksgiving holiday... that's according to AAA. AAA says those 51-million people are planning to travel 50 miles or more to their destination, which is a 3-percent increase over last year, and the largest amount of travelers in a dozen years. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly