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BECKLEY (WVVA) - Ethics charges have been filed against the mayor of the largest city in the region.

Beckley Mayor Emmett Pugh faces nine charges by the Probable Cause Review of the State Ethics Commission.

The commission says there is reason to believe Pugh used his office for financial gain.

Pugh as allegedly violated multiple provisions under the West Virginia Ethics Act. The charges are said to stem from business deals with local businessmen.

An independent hearing examiner will be appointed to determine the legitimacy of the charges.

A hearing date has not yet been set.

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