By Bob Weaver

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry II, a longtime Republican, has been suspended with an investigation spurred by investigative reporters with WCHS-TV, related to self-serving from the public trough.

Loughty, perhaps one of the state's best educated justices, was the author of "Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide: The Sordid And Continuing History of Political Corruption in West Virginia."

His book took ten years of research, looking into political corruption in the Mountain State since statehood, disgraced governors, imprisoned governors, stealing and sex scandals of all political ilks.

His book was dedicated to reform.

Loughry is facing serious accusations of wrongdoing with 32 charges.

According to an order entered by the Supreme Court of Appeals Friday, Justice Allen H. Loughry II is suspended without pay and cannot hear any civil or criminal matter or perform any other judicial functions as his disciplinary proceedings play out.

The Judicial Disciplinary Counsel is also requesting that the Court suspend Loughry's license to practice law in West Virginia, according to court documents. Loughry is accused of violating the Code of Judicial Conduct and is suspended without pay.

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