On behalf of the Loughry family, we stand firmly behind the innocence of our husband, our father, our child, our brother and our uncle, The Honorable Allen H. Loughry II, as he is not guilty of these crimes nor did he admit guilt as the Advocate falsely reported. In response to the (front page) story by Heather Clower, “Loughry Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison” in the Feb. 20 edition of the The ParsonsAdvocate, we are appalled at the personal denigration and categorical misinformation as reported. To use WV Metronews as a primary source of information, when this news organization has proven to solicit inaccuracies, misinformation, and has demonstrated a continued failure to report relevant details, just intensifies the media harassment, sadly, now from our hometown newspaper. Tucker Countians should be rallying behind the Loughry family instead of embracing this sensationalized story, which began when the only non-multimillionaire Justice on the 2017 Supreme Court was reproached and condemned for alerting the FBI of the scandalous corruption deep within the WV Supreme Court system, which by the way, remains vigorously active. Allen is a little fish in the big pond, and his story is yet to be written. Our family is proud of his courage in pursuing impartial justice, although none was attained. We are proud and will not forget what he has brought to Tucker County throughout the years while working for a Governor, a US Congressman, and as a Justice on the Supreme Court. He didn’t forget Tucker County, so we hope that Tucker County doesn’t forget him.
The Loughry Family