In Cold Blood -- Feds Call for Max Sentence for Former Massey CEO Blankenship
The federal sentencing memo on Don Blankenship is like no other sentencing memo in the history of corporate crime.
Prosecutors want the judge in the case to sentence Blankenship to the maximum one year and $250,000 fine -- which prosecutors condemned as a paltry maximum given the nature of the crime.
Blankenship will be sentenced April 6 by Judge Irene Berger.
The former Massey Energy CEO was convicted of violating the nation's coal mine health and safety laws in connection with the April 2010 explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 miners.