TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell County officials have seized more than $850,000 of equipment at a coal mine owned by West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice for failure to pay property taxes.
Tazewell County Treasurer David Larimer said the distress/seizure warrant was executed after the county did not receive payment of $850,000 in property taxes that were due in December.
Justice owns three coal mines in Tazewell County, Justice Lowseam Mining Inc., Black River Coal LLC and Chestnut Land Holdings LLC, Larimer said, noting all of these fall under The Justice Group.
“We did the seizure on all of the equipment at Black River,” Larimer said. The mine is located just outside of Bandy, Va…