W.Va. Judge Charged With Persecuting Romantic Rival

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A Mingo County, W.Va., judge was arrested Thursday on federal charges of persecuting the husband of the secretary with whom he had an affair. 

Judge Michael Thornsbury allegedly talked a friend into trying to plant drugs on the husband's pickup truck after the secretary, known only as "K.W." in court documents, broke off the affair. Judge Thornsbury also used his position to create a stacked grand jury, which he tried to turn against his rival in alleging criminal activity where there was none, according to the...
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