In December, former Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas was ordered by Judge John Vavra to provide paperwork concerning his involvement with a client, for whom he was power of attorney.

Thomas did turn in some papers, but according to the prosecutor, it was only about 5 percent of the documents required.

According to Judge Vavra, there were no bank statements, deposit receipts, or accounting records.

The prosecutor also believes that Thomas sold an annuity account of the client, and that Thomas may have received money concerning undisclosed property the client owned in Texas.

Judge Vavra ordered Thomas to serve 30 days in jail starting this Friday if he cannot produce the remaining required documents.