The leader of a kickback operation at a Logan County mining complex was sentenced Tuesday to spend more than three years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston sentenced David Runyon, 45, of Delbarton, to 41 months in prison for the schemes that were happening at the Mountain Laurel Mining Complex from 2006-2013 when Runyon was the general manager. Runyon previously pleaded guilty.
Runyon and other Arch Coal employees received cash kickbacks from vendors in exchange for the vendors to continue to get work at the mining operation. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Runyon received approximately $1 million from four kickback schemes.
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