CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - UPDATE 4/9/19 2:45PM
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he has nothing to hide and respects the federal grand jury process after a subpoena was issued targeting state commerce records related to a posh resort he owns and a PGA golf tournament held there.
The sweeping subpoena seeks contracts, communications and financial records from the state relating to the Greenbrier resort, the annual golf tournament and the tournament's nonprofit charity. The subpoena names Justice, his son and daughter and other high-ranking resort employees.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Fayetteville, the billionaire governor said, "I don't have anything whatsoever to hide. Anything you're going to find around me is going to be goodness and it's going to be the right thing."
Justice and his family also own coal mines and agriculture businesses.
ORIGINAL STORY 4/9/19 6:00PM
Federal prosecutors have issued a sweeping subpoena for records related to a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.
A spokeswoman for the state commerce department provided a copy of the subpoena to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The subpoena requests contracts, communications and financial records from the state relating to The Greenbrier resort and its annual PGA golf tournament. It names Justice as well as his son and daughter.
Justice has issued a statement denying any wrongdoing and says he is fully cooperating with the investigation.
A spokeswoman for prosecutors at the Southern District of West Virginia declined to comment.
The existence of the subpoena was first reported by MetroNews.