CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Mingo County magistrate will be in U.S. District Court in Charleston on Monday afternoon to be sentenced for voter fraud.

Dallas Toler, 45, plead guilty in December to knowingly registering a convicted felon to vote in 2012.  Toler’s sentencing was scheduled for 2 p.m.  He faces up to five years in federal prison, but has requested probation.

In February, Toler’s bond was revoked after he allegedly violated his probation by selling cocaine to an informant.  He’s been held in the South Central Regional Jail since then.

Toler was one of four former Mingo County elected officials charged as part of a larger corruption investigation.

He was part of “Team Mingo” — a slate of Democratic candidates seeking election in 2012 — along with former Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury, former Mingo County Commissioner David Baisden and former Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks.

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Comments

  • Cooter

    Really, folks, this has little to do with political affiliation. They're Democrats because that is where the power is in southern WV. If the southern part of the state was controlled by Republicans, they'd change over. It's not about beliefs, it's about where the power is.

    I've said it before, I wonder if Mingo County needs a state takeover, to clean the county from top to bottom of corruption, and only turn it back over to locals once they can be sure not to make it crooked again.

  • Ronin

    Yet another blow against the few decent Democrats in the state legislature.

    Waiting now to see if the Health and Human Services Committee passes the anti-glassworkers rider that was attached to the Compassionate Care Bill, the Medical Cannabis Bill that was denied debate by folks who have family interests in pharmaceuticals.

    Also waiting to see just how Earl Ray will lose on this conviction of his brother for selling pain meds, another crime that wold be greatly reduced or almost eliminated with legalization of medical cannabis.

    If he doesn't pardon, he has to see to it that the brother does his time in a real jail, not some Club Fed.

    If he does pardon, he has to explain why every single non-violent control-substance offender can't be pardoned as well.

    Catch 22

  • Mike

    The world of the left wingers in WV. My state will never learn. We keep putting Democrats in charge and look what we get. Seems like we never learn. Wont be long and we will look like Detroit. We have such a beautiful state with so much to offer. One day we may wake up,but I don't see it happening soon. The way the fed gov is going, wanting people to stay home and get everything handed to them,why would they vote any other way. Free food,free telephones,free housing,free daycare its no wonder our people have become 2nd and 3rd generation bums. To lazy to work,but not to lazy to hold out their hand for everything to many of us WORK for.

    • Jonus Grumby

      Mike, the democrats you speak of are corrupt because they are the dominant party in the state. If the dominant party were comprised of republicans, the same problem would occur (remember Arch Moore?). Corruption occurs because of absolute power, not political affiliation. For the record, I am a republican.

    • Ronin

      So it's Democrats who are defending the mining companies' right to blast our mountains flat and permanently erase the future of tourism in-state? There are good and bad on both sides. Generalizations based on party are as ignorant as generalizations made based on race or gender. I consider myself a liberal, but I also support a strong intelligent military, the 2nd Amendment, capitol punishment, reduced regulation and regulatory infrastructure and an end to the welfare-poverty treadmill without raising the minimum wage. Rush Limbaugh proved pretty nicely that dyed-in-the-wool Republicans have no problem sending their illegal alien employees to buy their oxycodone on the street. People make mistakes, no matter how they vote. It's how you pay for those mistakes that separates the haves from the have-nots.

  • Brian

    And this is why the left continues to say you need a ID for everything in life except on election days.

  • jay zoom

    he has the grapes to request probation. give me a break he allegedly violated his first probation what make me think he could do it again.. sentence him to the max and then put him on probation for the rest of his life.

  • DWL

    Mingo m OrO ns. They just keep on giving - Election cycle after Election cycle. Follow the road to Charleston and say hi to Cousin Earl Ray.