CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry self reported to prison on Friday.

Loughry began serving his two year sentence at a federal facility in South Carolina.

Loughry was at the center of the case that resulted in the impeachment of West Virginia’s entire Supreme Court. He was convicted last year of mail fraud and wire fraud charges stemming from the investigation into lavish court spending, misuse of state resources and funds, and corruption in office.

Loughry has filed an appeal of his conviction to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. That filing was made Feb. 28, not long after he was sentenced.

One of the lawyers in Loughry’s appeal is Elbert Lin, former solicitor general for the State of West Virginia.

 

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