CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A pre-trial hearing for Mingo Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury was canceled earlier this week.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston canceled the Sept. 26 hearing Tuesday.
Thornsbury pleaded not guilty to federal charges that claim he conspired to violate the constitutional rights of his former secretary's husband, Robert Woodruff.
His attorney, Steve Jory, could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Thornsbury remains free on $10,000 bond.
In his order, Johnston wrote the hearing was canceled because there were no pending motions in the case. A trial is tentatively set for Oct. 15.
Federal prosecutors say Thornsbury, Mingo County's only circuit judge, put his business partner in charge of a county grand jury as foreman, plotted to plant drugs on Robert Woodruff and tried to get the man sent to jail after Kim Woodruff, the judge's secretary at the time, broke off an affair with him.
On Sept. 12, Dreama Thornsbury filed for divorce from Michael Thornsbury, according to an employee in the Mingo circuit clerk's office.