Team Mingo Member, Democrat David Baisden, County Commissioner, Pleads Guilty to Extortion!

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CHARLESTON, WV – A Mingo Co. Commissioner pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday morning.

David Baisden pleaded guilty to attempted extortion. He pleaded not guilty to the same charge in August during a previous court appearance.

Baisden is accused of abusing his powers as the county’s purchasing agent. A federal indictment read that Baisden tried buying tires for his personal vehicle from Appalachian Tire at a county discount.

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