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Coal King Don Blankenship Reports to Low Security California Prison
West Virginia coal boss Donald Blankenship has reported to a low security prison in California to begin his one-year sentence, a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons told ABC News.
Coal King Expected to Report to Prison, Emergency Motion Denied
West Virginia coal boss Donald Blankenship is expected to report to a California prison today after a judge denied his legal team's last-ditch effort to keep their disgraced client a free man. Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy , was convicted in December and later sentenced to one year
Coal King Don Blankenship Makes Last-Minute Bid to Put Off Prison
Attorneys for Don Blankenship mounted a last-minute effort to keep the disgraced West Virginia coal boss out of prison, just two days before he was scheduled to report for his first day behind bars. Blankenship’s lawyers filed an emergency stay motion Tuesday in hopes of convincing the court to
Coal Boss Gets 1 Year
Don Blankenship was convicted on charge relating to safety failures ahead of deadly mine blast.
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