CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia lawmakers are set to resume hearings to consider whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for indicted state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday at the state Capitol in Charleston.
If the committee recommends impeachment, the House of Delegates would then decide whether a trial would be held before the state Senate.
Loughry pleaded not guilty last month to multiple federal counts, including fraud, and a federal grand jury added an obstruction of justice charge earlier this week. He was suspended because of allegations he repeatedly lied about using his office for personal gain.Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders previously asked Loughry to resign. He has not responded.
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