Gov. Manchin's office receives subpoenas for information on two state departments
Subpoenas are issued for two major state departments under the governor's control.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 23:10
The office of Gov. Joe Manchin announced that federal investigators had subpoenaed two state government agencies this week.
The Charleston Gazette reported that the Department of Administration and the Division of Highways were subpoenaed earlier this week in regards to a federal grand jury investigation.
Both the Administration and Division of Highways have been subpoenaed for documents. Manchin became involved in the case early Thursday.
Manchin has to yet state what documents the feds have requested.
The state of West Virginia was served this week with two federal subpoenas. Neither subpoena was directed at Manchin. Manchin has instructed state officials to fully cooperate with investigators.
Neither the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the U.S. Courthouse in Charleston could confirm or deny an investigation into Manchin’s office, the Department of Administration, or the Division of Corrections. The scope of the subpoenas remains unclear.
Manchin is in his last term after being reelected in 2008. He recently filed to run for the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Robert C. Byrd.