01, Oct 2014 - Ex-W.Va. judge's public pension questioned
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A former West Virginia judge's public pension is being called into question following his corruption conviction. The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board Thursday asked a circuit judge to determine that ex-Mingo Judge Michael Thornsbury is ineligible to receive his pension due to his felony conviction. The Charleston Daily Mail reported the petition seeks to end ...
01, Oct 2014 - Mingo, WV Ex W.Va. Judge's Public Pension Questioned
The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board on Thursday asked a circuit judge to determine that ex-Mingo Judge Michael Thornsbury is ineligible to receive his pension due to his felony conviction.
30, Sep 2014 - Former Mingo County prosecutor Sparks begins serving 12-month sentence at federal prison in Oxford,
Former Mingo County, West Virginia prosecutor Michael Sparks, sentenced to a year behind bars for depriving a Delbarton businessman of his constitutional rights, has begun serving his sentence at a federal prison in Oxford, Wisconsin. Sparks self-reported to FCI Oxford Aug. 14.
28, Sep 2014 - W.Va. high court: take Mingo judge race off ballot
A West Virginia Supreme Court ruling says a Mingo County judge position improperly on the November ballot must be removed.
28, Sep 2014 - W.Va. prosecutors oppose A.G.'s bid to handle local criminal cases
By Eric Eyre Two months before Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks resigned amid a courthouse corruption scandal, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey asked if he could be appointed Mingo's prosecutor, the state Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel asserts in a filing with the West Virginia Supreme Court. In August 2013, Rachel Fletcher Cipoletti, who heads the lawyer ...
03, Apr 2014 - Mingo, WV US: Former magistrate sentenced
Pittsburgh, Mar 11 : A former chief magistrate is the latest defendant sentenced to federal prison time in a probe of corruption in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced on Monday.