Massey Energy CEO Getting Out of Jail


Readers of this blog recognize that Brett Kimberlin had hoped to testify about Don Blankenship, as Brett Kimberlin is a mine safety expert…having dug quite a few holes for himself over the years:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is finishing up a one-year federal prison sentence arising from the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, Blankenship was set to be released Wednesday from a halfway house in Phoenix, Arizona. He must serve one year of supervised release.

“I’m glad he had time to reflect on the pain he caused,” former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, whose office in Charleston prosecuted the case, said in a text message to The Associated Press ahead of Blankenship’s release. “I hope he used it wisely and will come out of prison ready to make amends.”

 

That’s from the Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. (Electric Boogaloo) as quoted in my original post on the matter Brett Kimberlin:Mine Safety Expert.

Donald Blankenship’s company was involved in an accidental explosion — which could be tied to negligence. Twenty-nine men died. 

Brett Kimberlin built 8 bombs deliberately, and one man died — a suicide after years of pain and several operations.  Deliberate.

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