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West Virginia judicial commission seeks to restart case against Loughry

By LACIE PIERSON

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After delaying its case against suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry for three months, the state Judicial Investigation Commission on Monday filed a motion with the state court to resume proceedings regarding alleged ethical violations by the justice.

In addition to resuming proceedings, Commission General Cou-nsel Teresa Tarr also requested that proceedings in Loughry’s case be sped up to allow the commission to complete its work before a federal judge hands down Loughry’s sentence in January following his conviction this month on 11 charges in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The motion was filed the same day that Gov. Jim Justice said Loughry should resign from office.

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