Jim Justice pays off owed back taxes to Albemarle County

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has paid off his back taxes to Albemarle County.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice addresses at news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/John Raby)

Justice owed taxes for 55 parcels of property he owns in the county.

Rocio Lamb, Albemarle County's Chief of Revenue, said the county received a wire payment of $404,654.48 to cover all of Justice's delinquent taxes, and the taxes due for the first half of 2019, which were due last week.

"We worked diligently in collecting these delinquencies," Lamb said. "We are happy that our efforts paid off and this money is now in the County’s coffers."

The U.S. government is currently suing Justice, saying he owes millions of dollars in unpaid safety fines at his coal companies.

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