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Blankenship’s prison report date is May 12

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unless an appeals court steps in, former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship is scheduled to report to federal prison in three weeks, prosecutors disclosed in a new court filing.

Blankenship is currently required to “surrender to federal custody” on May 12, according to information provided to the parties and included in a court filing from Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Ruby.

The court filing did not say where Blankenship would be serving his time. Such assignments are made by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. During his sentencing hearing on April 6, Blankenship’s lawyers did not publicly ask that any specific facility or location be considered.

U.S. District Judge Irene Berger sentenced Blankenship to serve one year in prison and pay a $250,000 fine…

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