Ex-Massey Boss Gets 21 Months For Hiding Mine Hazards

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 6:32 PM EST) -- Former Massey Energy Co. mine superintendent Gary May was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison for hiding from federal investigators hazards at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch Mine prior to an April 2010 blast there that killed 29 workers.

The sentence is at the top end of the 15- to 21-month federal sentencing guidelines determined for May’s crime, but below the stiffer punishment sought by government prosecutors who advocated for an above-guidelines sentence based on the risk to human life and safety from the conspiracy...
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