West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Faces 22-Count Federal Indictment

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June 20, 2018 11:25 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — FBI agents have arrested West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry and taken him to the federal courthouse in Charleston to face a 22-count federal indictment.

U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said Wednesday that Loughry is charged with 16 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of witness tampering and three counts of making false statements to a federal agent.

Loughry was suspended over allegations he repeatedly lied about using his office for personal gain.

The state Judicial Investigation Commission filed a 32-count complaint alleging he “made false statements” and tried to deceive others about his office renovation, a federal subpoena, the moving of furniture from his Capitol office to his home and his improper personal use of state vehicles.

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