Last November, the government indicted Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, for conspiracy to violate the Mine Safety and Health Act at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine, where 29 miners died in an explosion in April 2010; conspiracy to defraud the United States by concealing mine-safety violations at
You may remember that Kentucky lawyers Melbourne Mills, Jr., Shirley A. Cunningham, Jr., and William J. Gallion, who were accused of taking an extra $65 million from the settlements of 440 clients they represented in Fen-Phen litigation, were scheduled to go on trial last year.
Last summer, a federal jury acquitted Mills,
More twists in the case involving the three Kentucky lawyers who are awaiting trial on charges they took an extra $65 million in fees from their Fen-Phen clients.
In June, I wrote about the wire fraud indictments issued against William J. Gallion, Shirley A. Cunningham, Jr., and Melbourne Mills,