LOGAN, W.Va. — The ongoing federal investigation in the southern coalfields now appears to be focused on the political front.
MetroNews affiliate WVOW Radio in Logan has learned from multiple reliable sources that federal target letters have been received by up to four individuals here in Logan County.
Three of those reportedly are elected officials; the fourth is reported to be employed by the county.
A target letter is typically issued when an individual is the subject of a federal investigation and does not mean the named person has been charged with a crime at this time.
This comes on the heels of 10 federal informations that were filed two weeks ago in connection with a fraud and kickback scheme at the Mountain Laurel mining complex at Sharples. It is not known if the two investigations are connected.