Some legal grant money given out by a Virginia commission is raising some eyebrows.
The Virginia Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission is chaired by delegate Terry Kilgore of Southwest Virginia.
The commission controls 600 million dollars in cash and investments from a tobacco settlement.
Now a review by the Associated Press has found that Kilgore gave 21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by his family members.
Delegate Kilgore says his family relationships have not influenced the commission's spending.
The commission has long been under scrutiny, and is part of an FBI investigation into the sudden resignation of Democratic State Senator Philip Puckett.