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Sentencing of ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice Ketchum delayed

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The sentencing of a former West Virginia Supreme Court justice has been delayed.

U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. on Tuesday pushed back the sentencing of ex-Justice Menis Ketchum from Jan. 30 to Feb. 27. Ketchum’s lawyers then filed a motion asking to change to the new date, citing a conflict. Copenhaver has not ruled on that request.

Ketchum pleaded guilty to a felony fraud count related to his personal use of a state vehicle and gas fuel card for golf trips to Virginia.

He retired in July before the House of Delegates conducted impeachment hearings involving Supreme Court justices.



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