EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Office Investigating Mingo County Prosecutor
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT
Williamson, Mingo County , West Virginia
Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks is being investigated by a lawyer disciplinary office for what he said is his knowledge of the conduct of a judge facing federal charges.
The Charleston Gazette reported the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel is investigating Sparks.
A federal grand jury has charged Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury with two conspiracy counts. Thornsbury is accused of having an affair with his secretary and trying to frame her husband for several crimes, including drug possession, larceny and assault.
State counsel chief attorney Rachael Cipoletti declined to say why Sparks is being investigated. But Sparks points to the federal indictment that said he knew of the affair.
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