Updated Fri, Feb 14, 2014 10:23 am
A judge has revoked bail for a former Mingo County magistrate awaiting sentencing on a federal voter fraud conviction.
The Charleston Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Thomas Johntson ruled Thursday that 45-year-old Dallas Toler will remain jailed pending further proceedings. Toler was returned to jail Monday night after prosecutors alleged that he violated the conditions of his bond by trying to sell cocaine.
Toler is scheduled for sentencing March 10. He pleaded guilty in December to a charge that he illegally registered a convicted felon to vote in the 2012 primary election. The charge emerged from a widespread probe of corruption in Mingo County.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Ruby wouldn't say after Thursday's hearing if prosecutors plan to file more charges over the cocaine accusation.