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Report: WV governor’s companies owe $2M Virginia tax debt

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Records show West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia.

WDBJ-TV reports Wednesday that companies owned by the Republican governor owe $1.9 million in taxes to several counties in Virginia.

Justice lists more than 100 businesses in his most recent financial statement, including coal, timber and agriculture companies. He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion.

A Justice family representative told the station the companies have been in contact with the counties to resolve the issues.

The station says it first obtained records showing more than $2 million in debts but some of the delinquencies were paid off after it reached out to the companies for comment.

Justice has been dogged by allegations of outstanding debts and fines related to his businesses.



Tyler Barker

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


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