U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin talks to the media Wednesday outside of federal court after Michael Thornsbury pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.
Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants (center) leaves federal court Wednesday with other officials from his office. Plants, leading the prosecution of the man accused of murdering Mingo Sheriff Eugene Crum, attended the guilty plea hearing of former Mingo judge Michael Thornsbury.
Attorney Stephen Jory represents Michael Thornsbury, who resigned his judgeship and pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Wednesday. Jory confirmed Thornsbury;s resignation but declined further comment as he walked into the federal courthouse in Charleston.