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Kanawha Prosecutor Won't Appeal Removal Order

Marcus Constantino (@AMTino)
Charleston Daily Mail

  Kanawha County's prosecutor says he won't appeal a court order removing him from office.

Mark Plants announced his decision Monday.

A three-judge panel ruled on Oct. 14 that Plants neglected his office's duties and committed malfeasance in office. The order says Plants has been disqualified from performing a significant portion of the work he was elected to perform.

The ruling came in a petition filed by the Kanawha County Commission seeking Plants' removal. The judges suspended the ruling for 30 days.

Plants faces charges of domestic battery involving his son and violating a domestic-violence protection order. A Kanawha County judge disqualified Plants and his staff from handling such cases in April after he was charged.

Plants says he plans to open his own law firm.

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