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Blankenship wants another trip to Vegas

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The latest in the Don Blankenship criminal case is this new filing today, in which the former Massey CEO — free on $5 million bond pending trial — asks the court for approval for another trip to Las Vegas. The new filing says:

Mr. Blankenship respectfully requests permission to travel home to Nevada during the Memorial Day holiday, from May 23, 2015 through May 30, 2015, to attend to personal matters, including to visit a dentist and to meet with attorneys located there.

Blankenship’s proposals for travel have caused controversy in the case before, and now defense lawyers are pointing out:

Mr. Blankenship has not been home since Thanksgiving.