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Federal Jury Hands Down Conviction For Coal Exec

A federal jury has convicted former Massy Energy CEO Don Blankenship for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards at the Upper Big Branch mine, site of a 2010 explosion that killed 29 people. The misdemeanor charge carries a sentence of up to one year in prison. He was acquitted of two more serious charges involving securities fraud and making false statements. More Info: http://www.npr.org/2015/12/03/458361222/federal-jury-hands-down-rare-conviction-for-coal-executive #FullNewsAudioAvailable #NPR

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