Former Matewan water superintendent to plead guilty to submitting false report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The former water superintendent for the town of Matewan is expected to plead guilty later this month to a federal charge that he submitted a false report to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

Christopher Hall will appear in Charleston federal court on April 26 for a guilty plea hearing.

He is accused of submitting a false report that Matewan Water and Sewer had transported five tons of sewage sludge to the Ford Mountain landfill in Pike County in July of 2018, when that never occurred.

The Mingo Messenger reported in 2018 that Hall resigned his position later that year, after being questioned by the town council about the frequency sludge was being transported to the landfill.