Gov. Justice receives letter of Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry's resignation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV)-- Governor Jim Justice received and accepted a letter from West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen Loughry indicating his resignation.

A jury found Loughry guilty of nearly a dozen of the 22 federal charges against him.

He was found guilty on 11 counts and not guilty on 10 counts.

The charges include wire fraud and lying to FBI agents.

The investigation began after nearly $363,000 of renovations was done to Loughry's Supreme Court office at the State Capitol.

He is also accused of having expensive office furniture at his home and using a state-owned vehicle and gas card for personal use.

The Senate President, Mitch Carmichael, released a statement regarding his letter.

"We appreciate that Justice Loughry has decided to do the right thing and step down from the Court. With his resignation and the overwhelming support of the Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment by voters, I believe we are all well on our way to rebuilding the trust of our citizens in the judicial branch," said Carmichael.

His resignation letter also included that it will be effective at the close of business on Monday, November 12, 2018.