Essential Pittsburgh
7:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption

The Price of Justice chronicles Bruce Stanley and Dave Fawcett's efforts to expose a culture of corruption
Credit Laurence Leamer / Leamer.com

In April of 2010,  29 coal miners were killed in an explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big branch Mine in West Virginia. It was the worst U.S. coal mining disaster since 1970.

In March of this year a former Massey Energy official accused Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, of conspiring and plotting to hide safety violations from federal safety inspectors. And that was just the tip

of the iceberg.

In his new book The Price of Justice, author

Laurence Leamer chronicles the decades-long struggle of Pittsburgh-based lawyers, Bruce Stanley and Dave Fawcett, to bring Don Blankenship to justice.

Guests: Laurence Leamer, Bruce Stanley, and Dave Fawcett