Sparks and Baisden allegedly told White's brother that White would get a light sentence if he would stop talking to federal investigators about Crum. They also asked White to fire his lawyer, Charles "Butch" West.
In the ODC's filing, Cipoletti also provided the Supreme Court with a signed affidavit from West -- whom Thornsbury, Crum, Baisden and Sparks allegedly wanted off the case in favor of former county prosecutor Ronald Rumora.
"Mr. White also informed me that Eugene Crum had sold him moonshine and whisky and had brought oxycodone from him while he was Magistrate of Mingo County," West's affidavit states. "Mr. White indicated that Mr. Crum had made several buys of oxycodone from him."
West says in the statement that he gave Sparks a motion to dismiss the charges against White, based on the allegations of misconduct by Crum.
After that, according to West's statement, White was offered a sentence of 30 days in jail and home confinement if he stopped talking to federal investigators and removed West as his attorney.
The charge against Thornsbury alleges that, once West was removed as White's attorney, White gave a statement that he never gave prescription pills to Crum.
White was sentenced to 1 to 15 years in jail after pleading guilty on April 12.
Thornsbury had scheduled a hearing for Thursday to reconsider White's sentence. The hearing was canceled, said a secretary in the office of John Cummings, the Cabell County senior status judge assigned to take over Thornsbury's cases. Cummings was reviewing White's file, the secretary said.
Sparks "has neither disqualified himself as the Prosecuting Attorney on [White's] case, nor has he sought the appointment of a special prosecutor," Cipoletti writes.
Crum was shot to death in his police cruise in Williamson on April 3. Earlier this month, Sparks stepped down from the case dealing with Crum's murder, citing an "emerging conflict of interest." Kanawha County prosecutors were appointed this week to prosecute Tennis Maynard, who is accused of killing Crum.
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