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Donald Leon "Don" Blankenship (born March 14, 1950) is a candidate for the United States Senate from West Virginia. and retired American business executive. He was Chairman and CEO of the Massey Energy Company — the sixth largest coal company (by 2008 production) in the United States — from 2000 until his ...


May 12, 2017 ... Former Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship, left, makes his way out of the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse on Dec. ... Blankenship was convicted of conspiring to violate mine safety and health standards at Massey's Upper Big Branch Mine, where the accident took place ... Joe Manchin III (D-W.


Apr 6, 2016 ... Donald L. Blankenship, whose leadership of the Massey Energy Company catapulted him from a working-class West Virginia childhood into a life as one of ... The lead defense lawyer, William W. Taylor III, said that the government had advanced a “simplistic theory” of criminal culpability and had essentially ...


Oct 10, 2017 ... The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction, the court announced Tuesday.


May 11, 2017 ... When Massey Energy Company CEO Don Blankenship received just a 1-year sentence for his part in the deaths at the Upper Big Branch mine, lots of people ... Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship during his trial in 2015. ... Gary W. Price Jr. of West Virginia wrote as a friend of Davis' parents.


Dec 3, 2015 ... A Guilty Verdict in Don Blankenship's Trial. The former ... In October, the federal trial of Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, started at the U.S. District Court in Charleston, West Virginia.* Blankenship .... First preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, junior high, and high school. Then a ...


May 19, 2017 ... Don Blankenship, who just wrapped up a year in federal prison for criminal conspiracy to violate mine safety and health rules — a coordinated and ... Blankenship's conviction was punished with a one year sentence in federal prison, which is the maximum for this particular crime, as Ken Ward Jr. of the ...


Sep 30, 2015 ... The people of the Kentucky and West Virginia borderland, where Don Blankenship's family has lived for generations, have always clustered, out of tradition and ..... Headlined by conservative luminaries including Sean Hannity, Nugent, and Hank Williams Jr., Blankenship's rally drew 75,000 people.


Dec 7, 2010 ... As Don Blankenship prepares to give up control of Massey Energy after the nation's worst mining disaster in four decades, angry shareholders who have been agitating for the coal executive's ouster aren't sure whether to celebrate or lament. That's because corporate filings are revealing the staggering ...