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Officials Look into Group's Finances after Racist Obama Post

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West Virginia officials are investigating finances at a nonprofit group whose director came under fire after making a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.

News outlets report state Bureau of Senior Services and Appalachian Area Agency on Aging officials visited the Clay County Development Corporation Wednesday to meet employees.

Commission of Senior Services Robert Roswall says the visit involved potential violations of the state’s contract with the center, whose director, Pamela Ramsey Taylor, was suspended after making the post following Trump’s election. Taylor is scheduled to return to work Dec. 23.

Roswall says Wednesday’s visit wasn’t related to Taylor’s employment status or her social media comments.

The Clay County organization provides services to elderly and low-income residents. It’s funded through state and federal grants and local fees.