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Government’s discovery failures at coal mine trial excused (access required)

Where the government failed to produce documents in the trial of the Massey Energy CEO who, after a coal mine explosion, was convicted of conspiracy to willfully violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, his conviction was upheld because he was not prejudiced by the discovery failures. Background Following an explosion at a Massey Energy coal ...