Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Updated 51 weeks ago Lawrence J. Smith

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A retired West Virginia Supreme Court justice pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony count of fraud related to his personal use of a state vehicle and gas fuel card in a scandal that has led to pending impeachment trials for the three remaining justices.

U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced Menis Ketchum’s agreement to plead guilty to the charge soon after the 75-year-old justice retired in July. Ketchum entered his plea Thursday morning at the federal courthouse in Charleston.



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