West Virginia justice impeached on more charges

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An indicted West Virginia Supreme Court justice has been impeached on four more charges, bringing the number of charges to six that he could face at trial in the state Senate.

The House of Delegates on Monday night impeached Justice Allen Loughry on a charge of lying to the House Finance Committee about his involvement in lavish office renovations.

Lawmakers unanimously impeached him on charges of driving state vehicles for personal use and of using state-owned computers at his home.

Loughry, Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Robin Davis also were impeached for their roles in allowing senior status judges to be paid higher than allowed wages.

Another impeachment article was withdrawn dealing with an accusation Loughry used state money to frame personal items at his office.

Lawmakers had three impeachment articles left to consider. Justice Beth Walker is the only current justice who had not been impeached. Like the others, she faces allegations about spending on office renovations.

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