West Virginia Governor’s Investigation Ends Without Charges
As part of Jim Justice’s team of lawyers, Steve Ruby helped attain closure of the criminal investigation into the governor’s family businesses and administration. The investigation ended after a year without the filing of any criminal charges.
The investigation involved the state’s dealing with the Justice family companies, including The Greenbrier Resort, and a settlement to resolve millions in overdue taxes. As part of Justice’s legal team, Steve Ruby helped the governor defend his dealings with the Commerce Department, Department of Revenue and Tax Division. This required a high level of skill and experience from Steve Ruby and other members of Justice’s team.
The governor’s case was complex and there are still other issues pending, such as a lawsuit Justice faces over not residing in Charleston as West Virginia governors are required to do. This issue, along with other matters such as blind trusts and ethics, are being dealt with by Steve Ruby and his associates. Given the high-profile and serious nature of the Jim Justice’s legal matters, it is a testament to Steve Ruby’s skill that no criminal charges were filed against the governor.
Steve Ruby represents clients in a wide variety of white-collar criminal matters. These complex cases require an understanding of sophisticated financial matters, as well as a detailed understanding of the law. Throughout his career, Steve Ruby has participated in a spectrum of legal matters including opioid litigation, extortion and safety violations. Many of these cases were high-profile and received national attention attesting to Steve Ruby’s skills and credibility.
The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, one of Steve Ruby’s biggest cases, resulted in five criminal convictions and $209 million in restitution in an incident that killed 29 miners. Through Steve Ruby’s leadership, determination and skill, the case yielded results for the victim’s families and the community. This type of litigation helps to prevent similar tragedies in the future and helps to keep workers safe in similar working environments around the world.
Steve Ruby is a former chief for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Through his experience as a federal prosecutor with nationally renowned cases and convictions, Steve Ruby has excelled in his white-collar criminal, complex litigation, and advocacy practice. His recent representations include clients facing bank fraud, wire fraud and health care fraud charges.