August 6th, 2010
07:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Manchin confirms DOJ served state with subpoenas

A spokesman for West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin confirmed to CNN the DOJ served the state with two subpoenas this week.
A spokesman for West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin confirmed to CNN the DOJ served the state with two subpoenas this week.

Washington (CNN) – The Department of Justice served the state of West Virginia two subpoenas this week, the governor's office said late Friday, adding that they had "not been informed that Governor [Joe] Manchin or any other state employee is under investigation."

The statement came after West Virginia Watchdog, a state chapter of the non-profit Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, reported the subpoenas are part of a federal grand jury investigation into work done at the Governor's Mansion in Charleston.

West Virginia Watchdog asked for contracts and records for businesses that have done work at the mansion.

The Justice Department had no comment.

Manchin's office said in a written statement that neither of the two subpoenas "was directed to Governor Manchin or the Governor's Office" and that "no individual" in his office was served.

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