Barry Pollack commented on the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge in connection with a deadly U.S. mine disaster. The misdemeanor charge fell short of what prosecutors likely had hoped for. Pollack said the outcome was "clearly a disappointment to the government," given its investment in the case. "They were trying to hold Mr. Blankenship responsible for extremely serious felonies and while they obtained a conviction, it was only of a single misdemeanor count," Pollack said.
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