Barry Pollack Quoted Regarding Blankenship Appeal in The Associated Press

"Ex-Coal CEO Faces up to 1 Year in Sentencing for Mine Crime"
The Associated Press

Barry Pollack was quoted regarding the sentencing and potential appeal in the case of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who received one year in prison and a fine of $250,000 in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. There remains speculation as to whether the former coal executive will remain free while he appeals the ruling, given he could be in and out of prison by the time he gets an appellate ruling. If he is sent to prison immediately, "the court of appeals likely won't even have decided the case until after he's served his sentence, and so the appeal really becomes largely academic," Pollack said.

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