A judge has scheduled a guilty plea hearing for the last executive charged in a chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply.
In Charleston federal court Wednesday, Judge Thomas Johnston set an Aug. 18 hearing for former Freedom Industries executive Dennis Farrell.
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U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says prosecutors generally file for guilty plea hearings when a defendant has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge or charges.
Farrell faces spill-related federal pollution charges.
The January 2014 spill spurred a ban on using tap water for 300,000 people for as many as 10 days.
The bankrupt company and four ex-officials have pleaded guilty to pollution charges.
Ex-Freedom President Gary Southern has a guilty plea hearing scheduled for Aug. 19. He faces bankruptcy fraud and pollution charges.