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Central figure in Mingo County corruption investigation to seek dismissal of conviction
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:32 PM EST
A central figure in the federal corruption investigation in Mingo County wants his guilty plea to drug charges dismissed.
Cummings released White from Huttonsville Correctional Center on Nov. 15 until he could consider White's petition.
Former Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury sentenced White in May to up to 15 years in prison. White pleaded guilty on April 8 to delivery of oxycodone and possession of oxycodone and Morphine with an attempt to deliver.
Federal prosecutors say several former Mingo County officials hatched a scheme to protect former Sheriff Eugene Crum from revelations he'd bought drugs from White.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com