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Settlement negotiations underway regarding Beckley mayor ethics charges

Attorneys for Beckley Mayor Emmett Pugh and the West Virginia Ethics Commission are in settlement negotiations.

Ethics Commission Executive Director Joan Parker confirms both sides are trying to reach an agreement regarding the ethics violation charges against the mayor.

Parker says the staff will ask commissioners for a one month continuance for the purpose of hammering out a deal.

If it's rejected, the matter head to trial Monday.

According to the complaint filed with the ethics commission, Mayor Pugh is accused of using his office for his own private financial gain.

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