Man pleads guilty to defrauding Eastman

WISE, Va. - According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a man will spend a year behind bars and pay a 10-thousand dollar fine after pleading guilty to defrauding Eastman Chemical Company.

Dale Stanley, the owner of Mountain Energy Resources, in Norton, Virginia contracted with Eastman to provide a high-quality steam coal.

Stanley was accused of providing Eastman with lower quality coal, by concealing it "under" higher quality coal in rail cars sent to Eastman.

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