Thursday, March 22, 2012

Men Indicted For Posing As Mine Officials

  • {London/Pikeville, Kentucky}...Federal grand juries have indicted two men in separate cases for allegedly posing as mine officials. Timothy Allen Hurd of Vicco was indicted Thursday by a grand jury in London on nine counts of false certifications. The indictment says Hurd posed as a mine foreman and signed safety records but was never certified in Kentucky. A federal grand jury in Pikeville indicted Paul Jaston Arnett on seven counts of false statements and posing as an underground mining instructor and an eighth count for making false statements on federal mine safety forms that certify training for new miners. Both men face up to five years in prison and $250,000 fines if convicted on all counts.