Courts have ordered the coal tycoon to pay more than $10 million in civil judgments just since 2016 and he faces another $60 million in a civil case over coal mine royalties.
There’s a big difference between civil suits and criminal prosecutions—which can get you put in jail. That’s why this week’s revelation that Governor Justice is a subject of a subpoena by the public integrity section of the criminal division of the Department of Justice is potentially a big deal.
It’s important to note that there has been no indictment. What could investigators be looking for?