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Hearing to potentially strip WV Supreme Court Justice Loughry of law license will continue


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Justice Allen Loughry is shown here at a hearing in the state Legislature.
(W.Va. Legislative Photography photo by Perry Bennett)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Now that suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been convicted of 11 federal crimes, a separate case against him that could strip him of his law license will proceed.

Darrell Pratt, vice chairman of the state’s Judicial Hearing Board, granted a request to continue with the hearing, according to a copy of the order released publicly Tuesday.

Pratt wrote in his order that the hearing will begin Jan. 14, just two days before Loughry is scheduled to be sentenced for his federal crimes. Pratt said if the hearing doesn’t happen before Loughry’s sentencing, the board might not be able to require him to appear.

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