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WVA-CORRUPTION CHARGES
Former Mingo County judge sentenced to 50 months in prison on federal corruption charges

Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, June 9, 2014 3:00 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va.


A former Mingo County judge has been sentenced to 50 months in prison for federal corruption charges.

Michael Thornsbury was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.

Thornsbury pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to deprive George White of his constitutional rights.

The conspiracy charge was related to a scheme to protect the late Sheriff Eugene Crum from illegal drug use accusations.

The sentence was more than the federal sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors had said Thornsbury should receive a lengthy sentence because he abused his power and damaged the county's judicial system.

Thornsbury's lawyers wanted leniency, saying he has cooperated with an ongoing federal corruption investigation in the county.

They say his wife divorced him, he lost his law license and pension, and someone burned down his parents' home.










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