Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Harder to Buy a Federal Judge, Donnie Boy

A judge sentenced former coal executive Don Blankenship to a year in prison Wednesday for his role in the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades, saying he was part of a "dangerous conspiracy."

One day after the sixth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, which killed 29 men, U.S. District Judge Irene Berger gave the ex-Massey Energy CEO the maximum prison time and fine of $250,000. A federal jury convicted Blankenship on Dec. 3 of a misdemeanor conspiracy to violate mine safety standards at Upper Big Branch.
Blankenship, by large "campaign contributions" had enough influence in the West Virginia state courts to merit getting a slap-down by the Supremes. But it's a lot harder to pull that shit with Federal judges.

3 comments:

Gerald Parks said...

Whatever this dude did ...worked!

He got ONE YEAR for murdering 29 people?

A Black kid with a "rock" gets 5-10 years!

29 PEOPLE dead ...

Humpt ...he's getting an extended vacation!

Justice?????

Well ..now We know ...he's not one of US.

montag said...

The bastard still got only 12 and a half days per miner killed. It would be nice if he did his time is a federal garden spot like Lewisburg.

Joe said...

The judge gave him the maximum sentence she could. One year. The real corruption happened in the legislature, long before the trials.