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August 06, 2010

Holy Schneikies: Super-Duper Popular Well-Nigh Unbeatable Candidate-for-WV-Senate Joe Manchin Subpoenaed In Federal Probe

Prior religious status: Agnostic.

Current religious status: Curious.

Gov. Joe Manchin‘s office confirmed today that state government officials have been contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office this week regarding an ongoing investigation. The target may be Manchin himself, according to a source who asked to remain anonymous.


According to the government source, Manchin was subpoenaed as part of a federal grand jury investigation. The subpoenas asked for contracts and records for businesses that have done work at the governor’s mansion as well as provided services for parties there. The investigation is into whether Manchin has complied with bidding and state contract requirements.

Hm... a little anodyne at the end there. But those requirements to keep these transactions transparent -- and uncorrupted. If he did not comply with them, one imagines he had reason not to, no?

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