Justice Menis Ketchum

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Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.

A former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice has agreed to plead guilty to charges of fraud and is cooperating with prosecutors. The plea agreement comes as the high court’s bench is under scrutiny for the private use of state resources.

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Updated: July 11, 2018 at 4:44 p.m.

Just one day ahead of scheduled meetings on potential impeachment of one or more West Virginia Supreme Court justices, Justice Menis Ketchum has resigned.

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West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum has published pattern jury instructions for use in civil cases in the state's courts.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia made the announcement Wednesday.

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Menis Ketchum will serve as the chief justice on West Virginia's highest court in 2016.

The West Virginia Supreme Court announced Ketchum's selection on Monday in a news release. The position of chief justice is determined annually by a vote of the court.

Ketchum previously served as chief justice in 2012. He was elected to a 12-year term on the court in 2008.