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Charged exec cooperating in W.Va. mine blast probe

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 12:00pm  ET

VICKI SMITH
Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- An executive who ran several Massey Energy coal companies and worked closely with former CEO Don Blankenship faces criminal conspiracy charges and is cooperating with federal prosecutors, a sign that authorities may be targeting Blankenship himself in the fatal West Virginia blast that was the nation's worst mine disaster in four decades.
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