Don Blankenship


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Don Blankenship

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Don Blankenship was born on March 14, 1950 and is 73 years old now.

Birthday: March 14, 1950
How Old - Age: 73

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Don Blankenship - Biography

Donald Leon "Don" Blankenship (born March 14, 1950) was both Chairman and CEO of the Massey Energy Company — the sixth largest coal company (by 2008 production) in the United States — from 2000 until his retirement in 2010. A federal grand jury indicted Blankenship on November 13, 2014, for conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, conspiracy to impede federal mine safety officials, making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as securities fraud. The charges derive from circumstances that led up to the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster which on April 5, 2010 killed 29 miners in Raleigh County, West Virginia. He faces up to 31 years in prison if convicted of all charges. In March, 2015, the misdemeanor conspiracy charge was streamlined into one of the other charges (felony conspiracy), so that the number of charges has been reduced to three, and the maximum penalty is now 30 years instead of 31. On March 5, 2015, a three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the gag order that had been keeping anyone involved in the case, even relatives of the victims, from talking about the accident.