CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said he believes the epidemic of political corruption in Mingo County has probably been stopped as a result of recent efforts by his office and others.

Goodwin was in a federal courtroom on Dec. 2 when former Mingo County Magistrate Dallas Toler pleaded guilty to federal vote fraud. Toler is the fourth former Mingo County elected official to plead guilty to various charges in recent months.

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