A West Virginia Supreme Court Justice just found himself on the wrong side of a verdict.
After being hit with 22 counts of fraud and corruption, Justice Allen Loughry is facing up to 395 years in prison and $5.5 million in fines for his misdeeds.
Of All Judges
This is a case littered with ironic facts.
None of them are more prevalent, though, than the fact that Loughry actually penned a book on political corruption on West Virginia back in 2006.
It would be a reasonable assumption for anyone to make that a judge writing that would have an impeccable and squeaky-clean record.
Obviously, that was not the case here.
According to reports, Justice Loughry was the recipient of an office remodel costing more than $350,000.
When he was interviewed about the remodel, Loughry gave the impression he had nothing at all do with it.
An investigation, however, proved he played a significant role in the remodel, but it did not end there.
It is also alleged that Loughry had been threatening witnesses in the case.
When President Donald Trump took office, he vowed to rid our government of the swamp.
Sadly, that swamp stretches further and deeper than even he could have imagined.
Our government, at all levels, has proven to have a very think layer of corruption and deceit.
These are people that learned a long time ago it is very easy to pull the wool over people’s eyes and betray their trust with little to no repercussions.
Thankfully, many of these thieves and liars are being exposed.
Honestly, it is tough to recall a time in recent history when we have seen so many politicos not only being brought up on charges, but also being convicted.
The real test in this case, though, will be the actual sentence dished out to Loughry.
If he gets off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist, we will all know these cases are nothing more than window dressing as the political world continues to take care of its own.