iStockPhoto SLC Minilypse-Judicial CourtFrom the Lexington Herald-Leader:

“Two Pike County men who employed contract coal miners have admitted taking part in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud a workers’ compensation provider.

“Frelin Workman, 58, and Randy Lee Workman, 36, both of Belfry, pleaded guilty this week in federal court in West Virginia, according to a news release from Booth Goodwin, U.S. Attorney for the southern part of that state.

“Frelin Workman and a partner, Jerome Edward Russell, 50, of Williamson, W. Va., operated a company called Aracoma Contracting LLC, which provided miners to coal companies in West Virginia on a contract basis. Randy Lee Workman operated a similar employee-leasing company called Christian Contracting.”

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