7/29/2013 11:34 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
BECKLEY - A former Massey Energy executives sentencing hearing is pushed back until September.
David C. Hughart was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on two federal conspiracy charges. He pleaded guilty in February U.S. District Judge Irene Berger on Friday approved a request by Hughart's lawyer, Michael R. Whitt, to delay the sentencing hearing because of a scheduling conflict. Berger rescheduled the proceedings for Sept. 10th 2013.
Hughart admitted to working with others to give miners at Massey subsidiary White Buck Coal Co. illegal advance warning about surprise inspections.