W.Va. Gov Says Feds Seeking Documents, Information

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Updated: 08/06/2010 05:56pm

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Gov. Joe Manchin says West Virginia officials are cooperating after receiving two federal subpoenas this week requesting documents and other information.

Mancin said Friday that neither subpoena was sent to him or his office, and that federal investigators haven't said that any state employee is under investigation.

Federal prosecutors declined comment Friday. So did Larry Puccio, Manchin's former longtime chief of staff who now chairs the state democratic party.

Manchin is nearly halfway through his second term as governor, and was previously Secretary of State. The 62-year-old democrat is running in this fall's special election for the U.S. Senate seat of the late Robert C. Byrd.

Manchin is considred the front-runner in that race.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Gov. Joe Manchin's office says West Virginia officials are cooperating with federal investigators seeking documents and information.

Manchin spokesman Melvin Smith would not comment Friday on which officials were contacted, or what was requested.

But Smith did say that investigators haven't said that the governor or any other state employee is under investigation.

Federal prosecutors declined comment Friday. So did Larry Puccio, manchin's former longtime chief of staff who now chairs the state democratic party.

Manchin is nearly halfway through his second term as Governor, and was previously Secretary of State.

The 62-year-old democrat is running for the U.S. Senate seat in a special election this fall. Manchin is considered the front-runner.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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