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His Charlotte-based lawyer, Aaron Michel, is appealing that verdict. He wrote in a motion filed Thursday that Mr. von NotHaus did nothing wrong because he didn’t try to pass the Liberty Dollars off as U.S. dollars.

The case involves more than five tons of Liberty Dollars and precious metals seized from a warehouse, which the government wants to take by forfeiture, according to federal prosecutors and Mr. Michel.


Second body found after boating accident

BECKLEY | The National Park Service said searchers have found a second body after three men went missing in a fatal weekend boating accident on a West Virginia river.

Chief Ranger Jeff West said a second man’s body was pulled from the New River on Monday afternoon but his name was being held until relatives could be notified. Hours earlier, searchers reported they had recovered the body of Paul Malone, 23, of Lester.

Both bodies were found a few hundred yards from where the boat capsized Sunday afternoon. Those reported missing were Malone, Richmond, Va., resident Sam Acord, and Dean Halsey of Lester.

Jeff Acord of Sandstone and Daniel Malone of Lester swam to shore safely.

Ranger West said none of the men wore life jackets, which would have prevented the tragedy.

From wire dispatches and staff reports