Mississippi officials are demanding repayment of $6.4 million in taxpayer funds doled out to a politically-connected “green car” company that promised to create jobs in the state.

The good news is they know where to deliver the court documents, because the scammer is currently living in the Virginia Governor’s Mansion.

Green Tech Automotive Inc., an electric car company that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) founded, has fallen short of the conditions required in order to receive public funding through the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), according to Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering,” the Capital Research Center reported.

The MDA issued Green Tech a $3 million loan in 2012, and their agreement—the Memorandum of Understanding—states that Green Tech would not have to make its first repayment until six months after commercial production (October 15, 2015, according to a project report from the Office of the State Auditor). Six months came and went and Green Tech made no payment to the state government. The company has in fact, only made one payment to date—$150,000 in November 2016.”

Terry McAuliffe’s “Green Tech” turned out to be Solyndra on wheels, despite his using its supposed success to convince voters to elect him Virginia governor in 2013.

Will this scandal now derail McAuliffe’s potential 2020 presidential campaign?

It should because Green Tech itself was a campaign stunt.

In 2012, McAuliffe, then chairman of the Democratic National Committee under Bill Clinton, was considering running for Virginia governor.

It was all but decided his friend Hillary Clinton would run again for president, and she needed a loyalist as governor in the swing state of Virginia.

One problem.

With jobs at the top of every voter’s mind, McAuliffe’s record as a businessman was lackluster.

He needed an economic success story, and quick.  So, he created “Green Tech”, a company that would build hybrid cars.

McAuliffe hoped to put its facilities in Virginia ‘for political reasons,’ but the commonwealth’s economic-development agency was skeptical,” a July 18 Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial reported. “GreenTech ended up in Mississippi, which offered substantial subsidies. ‘I have to go, obviously, where they’re going to put incentives,’ McAuliffe said by way of justification.”

Using his political pull, McAuliffe convinced Mississippi to skirt state laws on land acquisition, pulled more strings to get EB-5 worker visas and then got the state to give him around $3 million in taxpayer-guaranteed loans.

In exchange, McAuliffe promised to create at least 350 full-time jobs paying at least $35,000 a year.

It was such a political event that then-President Barack Obama almost attended the groundbreaking.  McAuliffe would use Green Tech in campaign ads and speeches, declaring it was proof he could create jobs for Virginia.

But he must have sensed something was wrong.  McAuliffe resigned from his own company in December 2012, allowing him to use the company as a political resume builder, while also allowing him to claim that any failures were someone else’s fault.

Like virtually all “green” projects, Green Tech turned out to be a scam.  The company came nowhere close to creating the promised jobs.

Documentation revealed that when Green Tech’s prior-existing jobs in the state and terminations and layoffs are factored in, Green Tech had created only 94 full-time jobs as of December 31, 2014. Worse, this number dropped every year; as of February 28, 2017, the company had dwindled to only 10 active employees,” Capital Research reported.

As for the promised base salary of $35,000 for every worker, the company refused to disclose its payroll.  Floundering, the company has been keeping afloat by issuing EB-5 visas, a government program that allows foreigners to enter and live in the United States in exchange for financial investments.

In all, Mississippi wants $6.4 million in repayments to cover the loaned funds, interest, and costs of issuance.

Unless Green Tech repays that amount by September, the state will file a civil lawsuit.