CHARLESTON \u2014 A federal subpoena commanded the state Department of Commerce to provide a range of records about The Greenbrier, The Greenbrier Classic PGA golf tournament and Old White Charities, the nonprofit arm of the resort.\r\n\r\nGov. Jim Justice and his family own The Greenbrier and run the golf tournament and the charitable organization.\r\n\r\nThe subpoena names the governor and asks for records of any communication with people acting on behalf of the resort, the golf tournament or the charity.\r\n\r\nIt specifically mentions James C. Justice II, who is the governor, his son James C. Justice III, who goes by Jay, his daughter Jill, who has been running the resort, as well as Habibi Mamone, who ran the charity.\r\n\r\nSeveral others are also named as people who might have represented the entities. And the request covers the new name for the golf tournament, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.\r\n\r\nThe subpoena is not evidence of wrongdoing, but it does indicate federal officials have been looking into some aspect of the governor\u2019s prominent private operations.\r\n\r\nMetroNews obtained the subpoena through a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Commerce and to the state Development Office.\r\n\r\nBecause the federal government was issuing a subpoena to a state agency, the document would be considered public.\r\n\r\nThe subpoena asks for records starting Jan. 1, 2014, and continuing through March 6, 2019.\r\n\r\nThe records were supposed to be produced by April 2, which was one week ago.\r\n\r\nRumors swirled for weeks about an investigation and subpoenas that have gone out, not just to the agency but to others in West Virginia government and private business.\r\n\r\nPages within the subpoena make reference to the possibility of testifying before a grand jury.\r\n\r\nAsked last week about rumors of a federal investigation, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, whose office is in the Southern District of West Virginia, revealed very little.\r\n\r\n\u201cWhen you\u2019re as active as my office, lots of rumors fly,\u201d Stuart stated to MetroNews. \u201cThere is always a grand jury every week, multiple times.\u201d\r\nBrian Abraham, general counsel for the Governor\u2019s Office, acknowledged the subpoena\u2019s existence. He said no money has gone from state government to the governor\u2019s private holdings since Justice ran for office.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt obviously exists. The documents that have been requested we believe pre-date the governor\u2019s time in office,\u201d Abraham said in a telephone interview.\r\n\r\n\u201cFrom 2016 on, which would have been the year he was running for governor, no monies from the state of West Virginia were paid to the golf tournament or the charity or The Greenbrier. We\u2019ve had in place since the governor took office a moratorium on any agencies or their officials even being able to stay at The Greenbrier.\u201d\r\nAbraham could not confirm the existence of other subpoenas.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is the only one that I believe we\u2019ve received in all of state government.\u201d\r\nJustice was elected governor in 2016 and took office at the start of 2017. Justice bought The Greenbrier out of bankruptcy in 2009.\r\n\r\nThe billionaire governor never placed all of his assets into a blind trust. He does produce an annual financial disclosure form.\r\n\r\nEarly in his time in office, he produced a letter to state employees. It said he would like to pursue a blind trust but the process had been slowed by the size of his business portfolio.\r\n\r\nAll along, he said he put Jill in charge of The Greenbrier and Jay in charge of the coal operations.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019ve separated myself from my business holdings by putting my children in charge of our family\u2019s business operations. Being Governor is a full-time responsibility,\u201d Justice wrote in his 2017 letter.\r\n\r\n\u201cI want to put all of my assets in a blind trust; however, the process has been slowed down by the multitude of financial institutions that work with my family\u2019s companies. I will continue to file very detailed ethics reports, just like during the election, which lets everyone know about my family\u2019s businesses and investments.\u200b\u201d\r\nHe added in that letter that he doesn\u2019t want to even give the appearance of a conflict of interest.\r\n\r\n\u201cI didn\u2019t run for Governor for me; I ran to help the people of West Virginia. I don\u2019t want a thing from this office. The last thing I want is a conflict of interest between my family\u2019s businesses and state government. Even the slightest whiff of a conflict won\u2019t fly with me.\u201d\r\nEach of the entities described in the subpoena has been going through financial challenges.\r\n\r\nJustice\u2019s businesses related to the resort filed a federal lawsuit earlier this year, claiming insurance companies failed to adequately compensate for damages from the massive flood that struck the area surrounding The Greenbrier in 2016.\r\n\r\nThe Greenbrier Classic golf tournament, which was renamed, is having to move to a less desirable fall date because of financial strains with the PGA Tour.\r\n\r\nThe hotel did not have enough funds to pay the $10.4 million title sponsorship for 2017 up front. So an agreement was hatched to pay in installments in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, along with title sponsorships for those years.\r\n\r\nBut in exchange, the PGA required the Greenbrier Hotel to give up its Fourth of July week and move to September.\r\n\r\nA 2018 article in The Charleston Gazette-Mail described mounting losses for operators of Old White Charities.\r\n\r\nThe newspaper\u2019s examination of records showed the nonprofit about $11.6 million in the red as of 2016.\r\n\r\nThe report indicated Old White Charities allocated about 4 percent of its total spending on actual charitable causes between 2010 and 2015.\r\n\r\nFrom 2010 to 2016, the nonprofit reported donating $4.9 million to various charities and received $16.5 million itself in gifts and grants, the newspaper reported.