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Cops: Scorned Judge Tried to Frame Romantic Rival

Cops: Scorned Judge Tried to Frame Romantic Rival

(NEWSER– They take their rivalries seriously in Mingo County, West Virginia. But even residents like the Hatfields and McCoys of yore might do a double-take at the allegations against Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury. He is accused of having an affair with his secretary and then trying for years to frame and imprison her husband after the affair went sour in 2008, reports theCharleston Gazette. Some examples from yesterday's federal indictment:

  • Thornsbury allegedly plotted to have a friend plant drugs under the husband's truck, then have troopers pick him up. The friend backed out at the last minute.

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