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By Richard Rahn
Treaty would let tyrants peer into Americans' financial information
Topic - Gary Quarles
The superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud the federal government, becoming the highest-ranking Massey Energy employee to face criminal prosecution so far over the deadly blast.
Federal investigators showed relatives of victims of a West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 fake safety records Massey Energy kept to throw off inspectors at the mine.
"I hope they can go up, and I think they will," said Gary Quarles, whose son Gary Wayne died in the explosion.
But Quarles said the charges suggest prosecutors are looking at May's bosses, too.