One of West Virginia’s five state Supreme Court justices, Allen Loughry II, faces criminal fraud and witness tampering charges after federal prosecutors accused him of misusing a government vehicle for personal trips and improperly taking a historic desk from a government building to his home office.
A federal grand jury charged Loughry with 22 counts of fraud, false statements and witness tampering offenses, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday. Loughry, 47, was elected to a 12-year term on the state’s high court in 2012 and served as chief justice from January 2017 until his removal from that leadership role in February 2018.
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