Ex-Massey CEO Asks Judge To Split Trial, Drop Charges

By Dani Kass (August 13, 2015, 8:47 PM EDT) -- Ex-Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship, who is accused of mandating mine safety obstructions before an explosion that killed 29 employees and of making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, asked a West Virginia federal judge Wednesday to split his trial in two, and then on Thursday to dismiss the only count for one of those trials....

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