WV AG's Office Fires Eight

Eight employees of the West Virginia Attorney General's Office have been fired as part of a restructuring of the office. The Charleston Gazette reported that state personnel records show the firings include two assistant attorneys general and two employees in the office's Consumer Protection Division. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Beth Ryan, said she can't comment on personnel issues. Morrisey, a Republican, defeated five-term Democrat incumbent Darrell McGraw in the November 2012 general election. He announced after the election that he would restructure the office.