Skip to comments.Judge Who Literally Wrote the Book on Corruption Indicted on Fraud Charges (WV)
Posted on 06/21/2018 5:44:06 PM PDT by ransomnote
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, who authored a book on political corruption in his home state, was indicted on 22 federal charges, ranging from fraud to witness tampering, for alleged corruption of his own.
According to the indictment, Loughry fraudulently used a government-issued credit cards for personal use, took an historic Supreme Court desk back to his house for use in a home office, and then lied about it to cover it up. Prosecutors says the Justice Loughry falsified the mileage on trips he took in a Supreme Court car, for which he used a government card for payment. They also say he claimed to use government vehicles for business, when he was really using themand credit cards for personal use. He also allegedly lied to fellow Supreme Court Justices about it.
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Hey, it’s Wild, Wonderful, Corrupt West Virginia!
Old Military saying “I Wrote the Book” when asked if you know what you are doing.
I wonder what motivated him to become an expert on corruption.
He’s inevitably got a good ‘book’, too - up & down the chain. draining the swamp, it’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it! MAGA :)
Aside from stealing the desk and couch, I cant get too worked up about the other stuff that amounted to nothing of real substance.
If this is the standard, just about every politician in West Virginia should also be charged.
"Political Corruption For Dummies" ?
Loughry was born in 1970 and is a native of Tucker County, West Virginia. He graduated from Tucker County High School in 1988 and went on to earn an undergraduate degree from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University (1992).
Loughry earned a law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated with the honor of Order of the Curia (1998). He also holds an S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) from The American University, Washington College of Law (2003), where he had the distinction of being one of the first three people (and the only one from North America) to be admitted to the SJD program; an LL.M. (Masters of Laws in Criminology and Criminal Justice) from the University of London (2005); and an LL.M.(Masters of Laws in Law and Government) from the American University, Washington College of Law (1999).
He studied law for a summer in England at St Anne’s College, Oxford and received the program’s top political science award (1997). The director of the Washington College of Law Program on Law and Government, Professor Jamin Raskin, said, “Allen was a model student and exacting scholar, and he will make a brilliant judge of the highest integrity.”
In 1999, he completed the program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law through American University, Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the University of Utrecht, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights. On October 4, 2013, American University, Washington College of Law awarded Loughry its Distinguished Alumnus Award. Raskin, also a Maryland State Senator, said, “Not only was Loughry a brilliant, popular, and diligent student at AUWCL, but his research done at AUWCL became a published and much-acclaimed analysis of the history of political corruption in West Virginia. Loughry’s run for the West Virginia Supreme Court was a tribute to his extraordinary creativity and intellect, and we are very proud of him and all his accomplishments.”
In 2014, he was the recipient of Tuckineer Award, given to individuals for their civic commitment and service to Tucker County.
See, all the right credentials. “Elite” even. Turns out though, nothing more than a common thief and a goddamned crook.
The million dollar spending spree wasn’t enough to peg the meter?
The first piece of advice for any budding author is “know your subject!” :)
Party of convenience for election. This kinda $#!t goes on all the time here. Spend whole life as a RAT judge, get primaried out, switch parties and run for Congress with the R. (Spike Maynard 2010). Republican, switch to RAT for business reasons, run for Gov. as RAT, win and switch back to Rep. (Jim Justice, Gov.)
Mountain politics is brutal
The thing which set investigators off was the furniture spending spree at the WV Supreme Court.
IIRC, some super-duper chairs got purchased for something like $20k.
Had no idea the guy would turn out a schmuck.
Correction. Chairs in question were $2,000 each.
Picture at this link:
Party is well nigh meaningless in DC and vicinity. UniParty standing is what matters.
Check out that timeline, tho.
Essentially, all schooling and then run for WVA SC. His highest accomplishments (writing) were not made in a court room or practice.
He’s a book lawyer.
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