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The West Virginia Judiciary Committee voted to impeach the entire West Virginia Supreme Court on charges of maladministration, corruption, incompetence, neglect of duty and certain high crimes.

According to Charleston Gazette-Mail, all four of the justices — Chief Justice Margaret Workman, Justices Robin Davis, Allen Loughry, and Beth Walker — are accused of “unnecessary and lavish” spending and failing to maintain court policies regarding the use of state funds, cars, and other resources.

Loughry is also charged with using state vehicles for personal travel, having state-owned computers and furniture in his home, and using state funding for personal expenses. Last year, WCHS-TV reported that in his chamber, he had a $32,000 couch, $1,700 throw pillows, a $2,560 coffee table, and eight office chairs costing $16,374. He is also out on bond and reportedly “the subject of a 23-count federal indictment charging him with 16 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, three counts of making false statements to a federal agent, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of witness tampering.”

The articles for impeachment will now be up for vote in the state House and if approved, the state Senate will need a two-thirds vote to begin impeachment trials.

Last month, former Justice Menis Ketchum resigned from the court and pleaded guilty in federal court to one felony count of wire fraud improper use of a state fuel card after he used state vehicles and the gas card for personal golf outings.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Guy

    August 10, 2018 at 8:33 am

    And they say our justice system isn’t corrupt.

    • John Campbell

      August 11, 2018 at 4:35 am

      It’s not the system. It’s some of the people in it.

  2. Plumlazy

    August 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I hear you. Not only justice . DRAIN THE SWAMP

  3. CMarie Tisme

    August 10, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    It’d be a good start but if we open our eyes to the whole of our nation and impeach away……there’ll be a barely enough left to run our nation……. We’re in trouble; politically, morally, and financially. Our president is trying to right some of these things but he is just one man against an army put in place by decades of corrupt government in order to keep their agendas in force.

  4. John Campbell

    August 11, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Republicans finally getting around to throwing out the trash. What took so long? Should have done this last year.

  5. N

    August 11, 2018 at 4:52 am

    ‪Expose/boycott,prosecute all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberals demoncrats post-haste ,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump! Vote Republican in November, no RINOs, please!‬

  6. Dx

    August 11, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Appointed by Obama, no doubt.

  7. Lou7

    August 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I have been saying for years that our courts are corrupt. Now we will pay the piper for all the corruption and I feel it is almost impossible to drain the swamp if we get people like the woman in New York elected.

    The welfare plantation will be running our country and we will really be in deep do-do!

  8. Stephen Russell

    August 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Lets do same to MA CA HI NY FL CO OR Supreme Courts too file same said charges Awesome

    • Stephanie_O

      August 12, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      I’d love to do a clean sweep of MA – loooooooooooooooooong overdue!!!

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