They’re a crazy bunch

Politicians, judges and cops:

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — After a lengthy investigation, two elected officials in Mingo County are facing criminal charges.

Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury has been charged with abusing his power and commandeering a grand jury in a failed attempt to frame a romantic rival for crimes.

Thornsbury is charged with conspiracy against a person’s rights in a federal indictment unsealed Thursday.

Prosecutors say Thornsbury was having an affair with his secretary and when she tried to end it, he tried to frame her husband to eliminate the competition.

The conspiracy included an attempt to plant drugs on the man and to get a trooper to file a false larceny complaint.

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