Sentencing of ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice Ketchum delayed
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The sentencing of a former West Virginia Supreme Court justice has been delayed.
U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. on Tuesday pushed back the sentencing of ex-Justice Menis Ketchum from Jan. 30 to Feb. 27. Ketchum’s lawyers then filed a motion asking to change to the new date, citing a conflict. Copenhaver has not ruled on that request.
Ketchum pleaded guilty to a felony fraud count related to his personal use of a state vehicle and gas fuel card for golf trips to Virginia.
He retired in July before the House of Delegates conducted impeachment hearings involving Supreme Court justices.