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West Virginia's Supreme Court has banned a former justice now in federal prison from ever practicing law or seeking public office again in the state.

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A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has reported to federal prison for his two-year sentence.

The Bureau of Prisons says Allen Loughry reported to a South Carolina prison on Friday.

Loughry was sentenced earlier this year after being found guilty on charges including mail and wire fraud connected to his personal use of state cars and fuel cards.

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A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, sentenced Allen Loughry on Wednesday. He was also ordered to pay $12,000 in fines, restitution and court costs.

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Convicted former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry faces a conduct hearing next month.

The West Virginia Judicial Hearing Board has scheduled the hearing for Feb. 6 in Charleston on charges that Loughry violated judicial codes of conduct.

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A federal judge has issued an acquittal on one of the counts that former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was convicted of at trial last year but denied his request for a new trial on other counts.

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A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice who was convicted of 11 federal criminal charges has requested a new trial.

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A West Virginia judicial conduct board has reinstated proceedings against convicted state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

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The West Virginia Judicial Investigations Commission says it is prepared to move forward with formal disciplinary action against suspended Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. In two separate documents filed Monday, the commission has amended a statement of charges against the embattled justice and also asked that disciplinary proceedings against him begin.

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A federal jury has convicted a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice of some charges at his criminal trial, found him not guilty of others and deadlocked on one count.

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Last updated on Aug. 21, 2018 at 2:46 p.m.

Two West Virginia Supreme Court seats will appear on the midterm election ballot later this fall.

West Virginians have until midnight on Aug. 21 to file for either seat. Voters will decide on Nov. 6 who fills those seats.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about how summer food providers are trying to overcome the challenge of feeding West Virginia kids during the summer months, and we’ll hear the latest on possible impeachment proceedings from the statehouse. These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning.

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A federal prosecutor in West Virginia has tacked on an additional charge against a state Supreme Court Justice who was indicted last month on charges of fraud, witness tampering and making false statements.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern Distict of West Virginia Mike Stuart announced that a superseding indictment against West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was unsealed Tuesday, adding the charge of obstruction of justice to 22 other counts that have been mounted against the embattled judg

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West Virginia lawmakers have begun the rare process of deciding whether impeachment proceedings are necessary just days after a state Supreme Court justice was charged in a 22-count criminal indictment.

The House Judiciary Committee met without taking action Tuesday. Earlier the House of Delegates voted to have the committee investigate any justice but decided against setting a deadline.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from students, like Alex Bridges, who helped record 25 oral histories with people across West Virginia, as part of a summer folklore class. We’ll also hear the latest from the statehouse after Gov. Jim Justice issued a special session of the W.Va. Legislature on possible Supreme Court impeachments.

W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.
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Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Hours after a West Virginia Supreme Court justice pleaded not guilty in federal court, top legislators have asked committee chairmen to consider beginning impeachment proceedings against the embroiled justice and others. 

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An audit of the West Virginia Supreme Court has found two justices may have violated state Ethics Act provisions that prohibit using public office for private gain.

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The chief justice of West Virginia's highest court has been parting with furniture this week.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that workers on Thursday took a desk from Justice Allen Loughry's Charleston home to a Supreme Court warehouse.

Allen Loughry has been selected to serve a four-year term as chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court.

The court says in a news release that it marks the first four-year term for a chief justice since 1888. Chief justices typically serve one-year terms.

Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry
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  West Virginia’s highest court has selected a new chief justice to be top administrator for the state judiciary and preside at Supreme Court oral arguments for the coming year.

 

Justice Allen Loughry also will rule on motions to recuse judges when they have conflicts of interest and assign replacements.

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The West Virginia Supreme Court is reconsidering its ruling over a lawsuit alleging a male correctional officer repeatedly raped a female inmate.