Suspended W.Va. Justice Wants Federal Convictions Overturned

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice who was convicted of 11 federal criminal charges has requested a new trial.

News outlets reported Allen Loughry filed the request last week in a motion that was sealed. Prosecutors acknowledged his request in a brief this week asking for time to file a full response. Because Loughry’s motion is sealed, it’s not clear why he believes he deserves a new trial.

A federal jury convicted Loughry on Oct. 12 of charges including wire fraud involving his personal use of state cars and fuel cards and mail fraud.