Loughry out as WV Supreme Court Chief Justice

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVNS) – Justices with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals voted to change the leadership of the court. 

The Supreme Court Justices voted Friday, Feb. 16 to replace State Supreme Court Chief Justice Allen Loughry.

Loughry has been under scrutiny following allegations the court misused funding for lavish office furniture.

Loughry said in a statement: “In 2016, I requested a federal investigation into certain practices and procedures within the Supreme Court. At the time, I was dismayed with those procedures and practices and felt that I had a legal and ethical obligation to contact federal authorities. In my opinion, the action taken by the court today is in response to my cooperation with federal authorities. I defer to the federal prosecutor’s office for more information.”

Loughry will be replaced by Justice Margaret L. Workman. 

She will keep the Chief Justice position through December 31, 2018. 

Loughry will remain on the court as a Justice.  

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