Goodwin's office filed an indictment against Mingo Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury the same day it charged Baisden. Since then it also has brought an additional information - similar to an indictment - against the judge.
The indictment accuses Thornsbury of trying to frame the husband of an ex-lover. The information accuses him of conspiring with other officials to convince a man to switch attorneys in the attempt to waylay an FBI investigation. Baisden was one of those officials mentioned in the information.
This week, Goodwin's office confirmed Thornsbury agreed to plead guilty to the accusations in the information in exchange for prosecutors dropping the indictment. Thornsbury is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday afternoon.
Mingo County Prosecutor Michael Sparks is also mentioned as a potential conspirator in the information filed against Thornsbury. Sparks has not been charged with a crime, but details from the information and the indictment lead the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to ask the state Supreme Court to suspend his law license until after it completes an investigation.
Sparks, through his attorney, filed two petitions with the Supreme Court where he maintains his innocence. Earlier this week the high court announced it would accept Sparks' petitions and give the office until 9:30 this morning to respond.
As of Wednesday afternoon the office had not filed a response with the Supreme Court, said a court spokeswoman. The head of the office did not return a call for comment.
In accepting Sparks' petitions, the court said it would make no decision in the case until after this morning's deadline.