CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A plea hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in U.S. District Court in CharlestonĀ for Mingo County Commissioner David Baisden who is charged with extortion.

Baisden, 66, is accused of ending Mingo County’s business with Appalachian Tire when business owners refused to give him the discounted county price for tires for his personal vehicle in 2009.

Only government vehicles are eligible for the special price.

Since his indictment for extortion in August, he has since given up his purchasing agent position but is still a member of the Mingo County Commission.

Baisden’s trial had been scheduled to start on Oct. 21.

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  • WV Patriot

    You know they are only pleading guilty so all their crimes won't be made public and so the ones whom helped them in their crimes will be still still be in power once they get out of jail or even they make to jail. They will just be told to vacate their office and that will be all they will get for punishment. They will continue their conspiracies in a month or so. So much for 'justice'.

  • Non union dude

    He needs to hook up wit Joe C Ferrel An Bubba Lol