Logan Man Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme

US Attorney Booth Goodwin's office says a Logan man is facing up to five years in prison over a kickback scheme. Alvis Porter of Holden admitted to paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks to the general manager of Arch Coal’s Mountain Laurel mining complex in Logan County, and pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to collect, account for and pay federal employment taxes. Porter owned and operated a company called Quality Oil, Inc., which did construction work at the Mountain Laurel complex. Porter entered Thursday’s guilty plea in federal court in Charleston, and is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 16th.