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Sanctions against former prosecutor announced

February 6, 2014
The Inter-Mountain

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals announced sanctions against former Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Richard T. Busch late Wednesday.

In addition to suspending Busch's law license for three years, the Supreme Court decided that, prior to any reinstatement, Busch would have to be evaluated by a licensed mental health provider and follow any protocols set forth. In addition, Busch must undergo an additional 12 hours of continuing legal education with a focus on ethics, and pay the costs for those services.

If Busch is successfully reinstate in the future, "he will be placed on two years of probation with supervised practice by an active attorney in his geographic area in good standing with the State Bar."

The High Court adopted the sanctions, which were recommended by the Hearing Panel Subcommittee.



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