[Marxism] Guardian: West Virginia mine explosion trial showcases challenge of jailing a CEO

Shalva Eliava shalva.eliava at outlook.com
Tue Dec 1 16:05:51 MST 2015

Ugghhh. What is there to deliberate?

"The prosecutors seem to have laid out a damning pattern of facts. Blankenship clearly raked in millions in compensation – $18m in 2009, and $12m in 2010, the year of the mine disaster. He was a micromanager, with a staff of individuals whom prosecutors derided as “yes men”, who seems – based on some documents and tape recordings he himself made of his own phone calls – to have been concerned about the costs of safety regulations and their impact on production levels. Orders reached the miners to cover up safety violations, and it seemed clear to many from who they had originated, according to testimony."


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