ATLANTA -- West Virginia's purchasing director last week backed the choice of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. as bookrunner for a state school bond refinancing issue following concerns from the state attorney general's office about the selection.

The previous week, Deputy Attorney General Dawn Warfield had written a letter to the purchasing director, Ron Riley, that raised questions about a pending contract between Donaldson Lufkin and the school authority.

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