LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. — A second employee at Arch Coal’s Mountain Laurel Complex in Logan County has been fired in connection with a federal investigation focused on a possible kickback and billing scheme, according to WVOW Radio — a MetroNews affiliate.

Jay Nunley, news director for WVOW Radio in Logan, said the investigation appears to include activities at “The White House,” one of several houses Arch Coal owns near the Sharples facility.

“‘The White House’ was the scene of a lot of socializing, in varying levels, between males and females and so forth and also what they’re calling ‘debauchery,'” said Nunley.

He did not elaborate on that so-called “debauchery,” but said mine employees, vendors and their guests would stay at “The White House.”

The firing of another Arch Coal employee was confirmed last week.

Also last week, a company spokesperson confirmed Arch Coal was cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charleston on the investigation into potential misconduct involving vendors and mine personnel in Sharples.

“Arch is deeply committed to maintaining the very highest ethical standards in everything we do,” said Kim Link, Arch Coal spokesperson, at that time.

Federal investigators do not typically comment on ongoing investigations.

According to information WVOW Radio has obtained, at least five vendors have received target letters from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, indicating those vendors are under investigation.

Nunley was a guest on Tuesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

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Comments

  • Terri

    Arch Coal Scam

  • Chick

    Kudos to Jay. He seems to be the only one attempting to report on this Terrible misconduct and circus of activity that spreads into some very interesting territory.

  • Bob

    I worked their one time more to come

  • Jamie

    Hope to see the spouse reported on here soon. They had a real conflict of interest all along.

  • sampson

    WV is no different than any other state! However if you really want to start pointing fingers. What was it that the secrete service was nailed for not to long ago? Hmmmmm. Maybe they should investigate the real White House some more! Obama and Tiger might be running the same numbers. LOL!!!!! Oh and guess what, they were on our tax dollars when it happened!

  • Guardian

    Hell, it's just boys and girls being boys and girls.

    Yes, sarcasm in my statement above. You have to wonder though, when do they have time to mine any coal or do any business besides monkey business?

    • Neal Dingess

      Its always been that way

    • Ceth

      Good point. Here's the bottom line result of such-

      http://www.wvah.com/newsroom/wvnews/201404221520_72fa7de.shtml

      My question is---why did this take so long? Been going on for years and just wait for the rest..lots of turning heads and deaf ears during this

  • Tree Hugger 1

    How 'bout a "Friends of Debauchery" license plate or tee-shirt; or, the 'Best Little White House in WV'?

    Nah, I don't really hug trees, but I would rather than hug these debaucherites.

    • Leon

      Debaucherites ?? I love it ! I

      • Tree Hugger 1

        Thanks....do two debaucherites make a wrong???

        • Ollie

          Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!

  • Mr Bullsnip

    Do you think we could get Jennifer Garner and Ben Afleck to star in the remake movie. The Best Little Whore House in West Virginia

    • Buster

      Who was the supplier of these individuals? Players? How deep does this go (internally and externally)? Sick!

  • Mason County Contrarian

    Sounds like Arch Coal is going to give Nevada a run for its money. Kinda lends new meaning to "Friends of Coal", doesn't it?

    Maybe a new plate is called for: might I suggest "Friends of Coal Concubines"?

    It seems we not only need the EPA--we also need the CDC.

    • Billy Bob

      Everybody is wondering if all this talk is just rumor. Someone must approach this white house and get some facts. On behalf of each of you, I will be glad to take one for the group. Can somebody give me directions to Mountain Laurel Complex?

      • Mason County Contrarian

        Don't forget your respirator.

    • Jamie

      True debauchery is liberating because it creates no obligations. In it you possess only yourself; hence it remains the favorite pastime of the great lovers of their own person.