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Coal Boss Gets 1 Year
Don Blankenship was convicted on charge relating to safety failures ahead of deadly mine blast.
Prosecutors: Ex-Coal Chief Should Be in Prison During Appeal
Prosecutors are urging a federal appeals court not to allow former coal company executive Don Blankenship to remain free while the court considers his appeal
Prosecutors: Former Coal Chief to Head to Prison May 12
Prosecutors say former coal company executive Don Blankenship is slated to head to prison on May 12. Prosecutors mentioned the ex-Massey Energy CEO's date to surrender to federal custody in a filing in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday
Coal King Don Blankenship Gets 1 Year in Prison After Deadly Mine Disaster
A West Virginia judge ruled today that coal King Don Blankenship will head behind bars for a year for his role in safety violations related to an explosion that killed 29 miners six years ago this week. Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, was convicted in December of one of three counts
Trial of Coal King Don Blankenship Begins Today
The trial of embattled coal boss Don Blankenship is scheduled to begin today in Charleston, West Virginia, less than 40 miles from the site of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster that cost 29 men their lives five years ago. Blankenship has pleaded not guilty to a raft of charges related to the
Investigation: Lear Jet Justice in West Virginia?
Undisclosed private airplane deal latest in what critic calls a "circus" of a state supreme court.
Lear Jet Justice in West Virginia? A 'Circus Masquerading as a Court'
As a $90 million jury verdict was wending its way to the West Virginia Supreme Court, the lawyer handling the nursing home abuse case did more than prepare appellate briefs and ready himself for oral arguments. He was, critics said, pulling every lever available to him to try to give his client an
Coal King Don Blankenship Pleads Not Guilty in Deadly Mine Blast
Coal boss Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty in court today to a raft of charges stemming from the 2010 coal mine blast that took 29 lives , according to The Associated Press. Once a larger-than-life figure in Appalachia, whose iron-fisted leadership of a giant coal conglomerate made him both
The Downfall of Coal King Don Blankenship
Coal king Don Blankenship , the once larger-than-life figure in Appalachia whose strong-fisted leadership of a giant coal conglomerate made him both famous and feared, finally met the fate that the families of those who died in his mine had so long hoped for: indictment on federal charges of