CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sentencing for the former prosecuting attorney of Mingo County has been moved to March 5.
Michael Sparks' attorney asked U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston to move the sentencing, which had been set for Monday, because of a scheduling conflict, according to an order filed last week.
Kent Varney, Sparks' attorney, said he has a trial scheduled to begin Monday in Kentucky.
Sparks pleaded guilty last year to a misdemeanor, one charge of deprivation of rights under the color of law. He admitted his role in keeping Delbarton resident George White quiet about allegedly providing prescription painkillers to the county's ex-sheriff.He faces a maximum of one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.