StopTheChamber.com, a watchdog group focused on corporate and government accountability, is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of any Massey Energy executive for bribing federal officials. Motivations behind the bribe can include, but are not limited to, covering up safety violations, the appointment of pro-Massey individuals in oversight positions and passing legislation that favors the coal company. In mid-April, the group called for a criminal investigation of Massey, citing, among other allegations, a cover up of the 2000 Martin County, KY flood and CEO Don Blankenship’s contributions to the Republican Party and influence on the WV State Supreme Court.
Stop The Chamber has opened a confidential tip line, which can be accessed by calling 1-888-4U-CHAMBR (1-888-482-4627) or emailing email@example.com.
The full text of the press release can be read here.