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WVA CORRUPTION CHARGES
W.Va. Judicial Disciplinary Counsel seeks to drop disciplinary complaint against Thornsbury
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, October 4, 2013 3:18 AM EDT
A group that investigates alleged misconduct by lawyers is requesting the dismissal of a disciplinary complaint against convicted Mingo County Judge Michael Thornsbury.
Thornsbury pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a conspiracy charge in a scheme to protect the reputation of the county sheriff who later was slain in an unrelated shooting. Earlier in the day, he submitted a letter of resignation and consented to disbarment in a letter to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Thornsbury also is forbidden from holding public office again.
Disciplinary Counsel attorney Teresa Tarr says the disciplinary complaint is now moot.