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Judge issues acquittal for justice on 1 count, denies others

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an acquittal on one of the counts that former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was convicted of at trial last year but denied his request for a new trial on other counts.

U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. ruled Friday that there was insufficient evidence to convict Loughry of trying to influence testimony.

Loughry filed a motion Nov. 6. for a new trial and asked to be acquitted of nine of 11 federal charges. He was convicted in October of mail and wire fraud involving his personal use of state cars and fuel cards.

Loughry resigned Nov. 12. He had been suspended from his seat over allegations that he repeatedly lied and used his public office for personal gain.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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