The Judicial branch of our government was founded to uphold our nation’s laws, but too often the judiciary is complicit in breaking the law for their own benefit.
Judge Ciavarella of Pennsylvania was caught a few years ago issuing 3,000 minors lengthy prison sentences for misdemeanors so Ciavarella could create the need for a new for-profit juvenile prison facility. He was awarded a “finder’s fee” of $2.2 million, but when the plot was exposed, it was the judge’s turn to be sentenced to 28 years for his financial crimes.
Now a Supreme Court Justice is at the center of a new fraud scandal in West Virginia.
From Fox News:
A West Virginia Supreme Court justice faces up to 395 years in prison and $5.5 million in fines after being hit with a 22-count indictment on numerous charges of fraud and corruption.
Allen H. Loughry II, a 47-year-old justice at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, was charged by a federal grand jury on Wednesday with fraud, false statement, and witness tampering offenses.
Loughry was arrested at his home by FBI agents on charges of using government resources, such as credit cards and vehicles, on personal trips.
He’s also being charged with obstructing and influencing the testimony of a Supreme Court employee facing an upcoming grand jury investigation.
While these accusations are serious, it’s worth noting that Loughry is a registered Republican, but is facing much more serious jail time than Democrats like Judge Ciavarella and Hillary Clinton.
Nearly 400 years in prison seems a bit excessive for a non-violent crime, especially considering the amount Loughry allegedly took is far less than what Ciavarella received for sending children to jail.
But FBI Assistant Special Agent Nick Boshears, who was in charge of this investigation, is insisting this arrest proves how competent the Federal Bureau of Investigation is. “Public corruption is a top investigative priority for the FBI,” Boshears said. “It erodes public confidence and undermines the Rule of Law. We want the people we serve to know the FBI will hold those accountable who betray the public’s trust.”
But the FBI’s blatantly biased and mismanaged investigation into Hillary Clinton, who has repeatedly betrayed the public’s trust, proves that the FBI don’t truly care about holding corrupt politicians accountable if they’re Democrats.
Loughry will be back in court this week to answer the charges against him.
Source: Fox News