EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMingo Prosecutor Charged In Federal Investigation Resigning
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 10, 2013 8:43 AM EDT
Williamson, Mingo Countty , West Virginia
A prosecutor charged in a widespread federal investigation in a southern West Virginia county is resigning.
Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks says in a resignation letter released to media outlets that his resignation is effective at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
Sparks' lawyer, Kent Varney told media outlets that the prosecutor also will surrender his law license.
Sparks was charged Wednesday in a federal information with conspiracy. He's accused of participating in a scheme to protect Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum from revelations the sheriff had bought drugs from a campaign sign-maker.
Crum was killed in April in an unrelated shooting.
Sparks said in his letter that he made a mistake in judgment and he accepts the consequences. He said his attempt to protect Crum's reputation and drug enforcement efforts was unjustifiable.
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