WAYNE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was inside a Wayne County Courthouse today for an ethics hearing.
A stipulation agreement was entered upon between Loughry and the Judicial Investigation Commission in which he will only be charged with 8 of the 30 charges against him.
Loughry is not agreeing that he committed the violations in this stipulation agreement, but rather he’s admitting that the judiciary investigation commission is providing clear and convincing evidence of those charges, which is different from the ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ principle.
“We ended up charging him initially with over 30 counts, violations,” said Counsel to the Judicial Investigation Commission Teresa Tarr. “We have never had in 7 years that I’ve been there, had a statement of charges that detailed and that significant with that many charges and that many alleged violations.”
Loughry is agreeing to disbarment and to never seeking public office in West Virginia by either election or appointment.
The judicial investigation commission is also recommending a 3 thousand dollar fine among court costs which are over 8 thousand dollars.