Ex-Massey Exec Gets 42 Months In Mine Blast Case

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge handed down a 42-month sentence to a former Massey Energy Co. executive on Tuesday for his role in a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners and marked the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than 40 years. 

Massey division president David Hughart pled guilty in February to federal charges of conspiracy to impede the Mine Safety and Health Administration and conspiracy to violate mine health and safety laws. Prosecutors allege that Hughart and other Massey executives' actions ultimately led to the...
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