Suspended Ohio County magistrate pleads guilty to felony

WHEELING, W.Va. — A suspended Ohio County magistrate judge on Monday pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to impede the IRS.

Harry Radcliffe, who was facing nine charges acts involving tax fraud, wire fraud, and bribery, appeared in federal court on Monday.

Last year, Radcliffe was indicted for actions from January 2012 through April 2016, including being accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from ABC Bonding in Wheeling.

A pre-sentence report will be conducted before a sentencing date is set for Radcliffe. He agreed Monday to pay $5,500 in restitution to the IRS.

He faces up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.

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