CASPER — A federal judge has ordered bankrupt coal firm Blackjewel to provide additional details on $73,583 of expenses that company attorneys accumulated over three months while coal miners awaited back pay.

Lawyers for the company applied for compensation for a range of expenses incurred over the course of a bankruptcy proceeding that rattled Wyoming’s coal communities — from meals and transportation to hotel stays. But U.S. District Judge Frank Volk has demanded the company itemize about 75 of the requests, going so far as to question the company’s decision to stay at high-end hotels or eat exorbitant meals.

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