Ex-WV Supreme Court Judge At Center Of Impeachment Scandal Gets Prison Time

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, West Virginia Supreme Court justice, Allen Loughry, walks to the podium in the Senate chambers during the pre-trial impeachment conference in the West Virginia State Senate c... FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, West Virginia Supreme Court justice, Allen Loughry, walks to the podium in the Senate chambers during the pre-trial impeachment conference in the West Virginia State Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal is due in federal court for sentencing for using his office for his own benefit. Loughry is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Charleston. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) MORE LESS
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February 13, 2019 4:44 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — 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.

Loughry is scheduled to report to prison by April 5.

His lawyer, John Carr, told the court that Loughry has agreed to surrender his law license and not seek public office again.

Loughry was found guilty of 11 counts at his October trial. Most involved mail and wire fraud involving his personal use of state cars and fuel cards. The judge last month threw out a witness tampering conviction.

Loughry repeatedly denied benefiting personally from trips he took when he became a justice in 2013.

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