New Documents Allege Mingo County Corruption
The US Attorneys Office on Thursday released documentation of corruption in Mingo County. Federal prosecutors say Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury conspired with a local prosecutor, county commissioner and the late Sheriff Eugene Crum to stop a confidential informant from giving the FBI information about his drug deals with the sheriff. Suspended Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury was charged Thursday with one count of conspiracy. Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks had recused himself from prosecting the Tennis Maynard case. Maynard is the man implicated in the shooting death of Sheriff Crum. Mingo County Commissioner David Baisden is also implicated in the latest filing by the US Attorneys Office, regarding the alleged corruption in Mingo County.