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Temporary Mingo County prosecutor says she's undecided whether to seek post long term
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:11 PM EDT
A temporary prosecutor appointed in Mingo County says she hasn't decided whether to apply for the position for the long term.
The 43-year-old Maynard was appointed by county commissioners. She's worked as an assistant prosecutor in Mingo County since 2005.
Federal prosecutor have charged Sparks with conspiracy. He's accused in a scheme to protect former Sheriff Eugene Crum from revelations he'd bought drugs from a campaign sign-maker. Prosecutors allege Sparks, former county commissioner Dave Baisden and former Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury offered a lighter sentence if the dealer fired his lawyer and hired one they preferred.
Maynard tells The Charleston Gazette she knew nothing about the alleged scheme.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com