"With that being said, I pray that the U.S. Attorney's office will realize that . . . Thornsbury has every reason in the world to try to bury me."
Sparks took to social media Thursday to continue professing his innocence. He posted on his Facebook page that he was shocked at the "unfounded accusations" and denied the allegations.
"Thornsbury is a sinister, vindictive womanizer that abused the powers of his judgeship in multiple attempts to falsely incriminate a romantic rival," Sparks wrote. "There is evidence that Thornsbury has engaged in other criminal and unethical activity. I expected to be a target of false information and vengeance since I substantially assisted the federal investigation of Thornsbury."
"Although I have not been charged with any crime, I look forward to aggressively defending my integrity and refuting these unfounded accusations," he wrote.
He told the newspaper White pleaded guilty to two felony charges, agreed to a $10,000 fine and went to prison. The plea deal was offered to him in January, Sparks said.
Sparks, alluding to the indictment against Thornsbury, accused the judge of lying to investigators about the prosecutor's involvement.
"It's apparent that I am going to be the next (Robert Woodruff) on his hit list of who he plans to lie on and frame for something that they did not do. I am clearly the target that he has in the sights of his gun," Sparks told the Daily News.
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel began its investigation after the indictment. On Wednesday, Sparks confirmed the investigation was ongoing. He said he'd recently received a letter from the office asking him to send them a response to details in the indictment.
"We have not concluded at this time you have engaged in any wrongful conduct but we are concerned about the circumstances surrounding the matter," Sparks said Wednesday, reading from the letter.
Sparks also announced Wednesday he had asked to be disqualified as the prosecutor in the case against Tennis Melvin Maynard, the man accused of murdering Crum. Thursday Sparks said some of the information included in the federal information led him to decide he could not adequately serve as the prosecutor in that case.
Lonnie Simmons is representing Sparks regarding the investigation by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Simmons is a longtime attorney who works for Charleston law firm DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons.
Simmons said Sparks plans to file a response to the allegations soon, and said the response would speak for itself.