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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 03:21 AM

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry Asks Judge To Grant Him a New Trial

CHARLESTON — The conviction of state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry might not be the last word on the matter.

Loughry filed a motion Oct. 26 for a new trial in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston. The motion is under seal, but the Assistant U.S. Attorney Wright filed a motion Tuesday requesting time to file a full response to Loughry’s motion.

Loughry, who was elected to the Supreme Court in 2012, is set to be sentenced Jan. 18 on 11 federal counts. A jury convicted him Oct. 12 of 11 felonies, including wire fraud, making false statements and witness tampering.

According to Wright’s motion, Loughry attorney John Carr is seeking a partial transcript from the eight-day trial and an additional briefing.

Read more: http://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2018/10/west-virginia-supreme-court-justice-allen-loughry-asks-judge-to-grant-him-a-new-trial/

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