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Governor Justice confident in State Police despite ongoing probe

February 20th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

A WCHS News investigation over the past several months has revealed alleged wrongdoing by members of the West Virginia State Police. Some of the allegations being leveled are described as shocking, ranging from the misuse of federal and state dollars, using ghost accounts tapping public money personal purchases, high-level staffers engaging in inappropriate behavior in state offices and vehicles and illegal overtime practices resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent payments. A probe is being led by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeff Sandy. Governor Jim Justice was asked to comment during his regular briefing. He said that while he has a high level of confidence in the state police operation, he understands that there could be a small number of individuals involved but he will await the conclusion of an ongoing investigation before offering more specifics…