Ex-coal CEO asks judge to let him go home to Las Vegas

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is asking for a federal judge's permission to head home to Las Vegas for Memorial Day.

In a Beckley federal court filing Wednesday, Blankenship's attorneys say he wants to attend to personal matters at home from May 23 to May 30, including a trip to the dentist.

The filing says Blankenship hasn't returned to Las Vegas since the Thanksgiving holiday.

Judge Irene Berger denied Blankenship's request to return home to Las Vegas for Christmas and New Year's.

During his case, Blankenship's travel is restricted to southern West Virginia, Pike County, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C. Other travel needs judicial approval.

Blankenship is charged with conspiring to violate safety standards at Upper Big Branch, a former Massey Energy mine where an explosion killed 29 men in 2010.

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