CHARLETON, W.Va. | West Virginia gov: Suspended, convicted justice resigning

CHARLETON, W.Va. | West Virginia gov: Suspended, convicted justice resigning

CHARLETON, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s governor says he’s accepted the resignation letter of a suspended state Supreme Court justice who was facing a special session of lawmakers set to consider the justice’s possible removal.

In a one-sentence statement, the office of Gov. Jim Justice said Saturday he’d received and accepted the letter of Justice Allen Loughry to step down at the close of business Monday. Loughry’s own one-sentence resignation letter was released by the governor and didn’t elaborate on his departure.

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