FILE - West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

Companies owned by West Virginia governor and billionaire businessman Jim Justice owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes to several Virginia counties.

The Justice family, which owns more than 100 businesses in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky, face accusations of having many unpaid debts. Documents obtained by WDBJ TV revealed the extent of the unpaid taxes in Virginia, but there may be additional debts elsewhere.

The 10 localities that Justice still owed taxes to were the following: Roanoke City, Orange County, Tazewell County, Wise County Russell County, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Dickenson County, Prince George County and Lee County.

In a statement to WDBJ, the Justice family said that they have been in constant contact with Virginia counties to which they owe tax money. The businesses have paid off previous debts in three Virginia counties already and have a payment plan with Prince George County, which the county confirmed.

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Tyler Arnold reports on Virginia and Ohio for The Center Square. He previously worked for the Cause of Action Institute and has been published in Business Insider, USA TODAY College, National Review Online and the Washington Free Beacon.