Yeager committee meets to discuss Executive Air owner plea

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Yeager Airport General Aviation Committee met Monday to discuss the recent legal proceedings of Executive Air owner Scott Miller.

Miller, 56, pleaded guilty last week to a federal storage charge. The Charleston-based company itself also admitted to the felony charge.

According to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s Office, Executive Air’s business of fueling and servicing planes at Yeager produced hazardous waste. The company ended up with 27 55-gallon drums over what it was allowed to store. The drums contained approximately 1,700 more kilograms of hazardous waste.

Miller allegedly had Executive Air workers move the drums, first to a farm outside of Charleston, and then to a building in Charleston instead of hiring a company to properly dispose of the waste, according to federal prosecutors.

The drums were located in 2015 by investigators with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Miller faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

He will be sentenced July 19.

Yeager is waiting on the outcome of the sentence hearing to discuss further action.

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