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WVA CORRUPTION CHARGES
W.Va. man convicted of selling drugs to sheriff seeks release pending hearing on petition
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:31 AM EDT
A Delbarton man convicted of selling drugs to a sheriff is seeking his release from prison until a judge hears a petition in his case.
Former circuit judge Michael Thornsbury sentenced White in May to up to 15 years in prison.
Thornsbury resigned a month ago and pleaded guilty in a scheme to protect Sheriff Eugene Crum from revelations he'd bought drugs from White. Crum was killed in April in an unrelated shooting.
Special prosecutor Keith Randolph tells The Charleston Gazette he hasn't reviewed White's case.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com