W.Va. governor: ‘I don’t have anything whatsoever to hide’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – 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.

Sponsored Content
Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com