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Who’s Who in the Trial of Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell

Jonnie Williams...gave loans and lavish presents to the former governor and his wife, Maureen, solely to get their help in pressing public universities to study an untested new product, a tobacco-based anti-inflammatory product called Anatabloc. Mr. Willi
Washington Wire (Wall Street Journal blog)
added Aug 29, 2014 15:09
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[Virginia] Prosecutor: McDonnells Had 'Corrupt Understanding'

Williams treated the McDonnells to a family vacation that included use of his Ferrari and issued three loans: $50,000 to Maureen McDonnell, which she used to pay credit cards bills and buy Star Scientific stock, and two checks totaling $70,000 to MoBo Rea
WNEW 99.1 FM (Lanham, MD)
added Aug 29, 2014 15:07
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[Virginia] Prosecutors' closing argument: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'

The McDonnells needed money because they were badly in debt, and he said they were willing to undertake official acts to help former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams promote his tobacco-based supplement, Anatabloc.
WJLA-TV Ch. 7 (Washington, DC)
added Aug 29, 2014 15:02
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Final Push by Prosecutors in Virginia Corruption Trial Links Favors to Actions

Acknowledging that there was no smoking-gun memo laying out a deal, Mr. Harbach meticulously presented a timeline in which gifts from Mr. Williams were closely followed by the governor’s favorable acts on his behalf.
New York Times
added Aug 29, 2014 15:01
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Unflattering Portrait of Virginia’s Former First Lady Is Offered by Her Lawyers

Mr. Williams, she said, told how the product, an anti-inflammatory derived from tobacco, saved his wife from thyroid surgery, and he said that a cream he had made from the active ingredient reduced a swelling on his head in minutes.
New York Times
added Aug 28, 2014 00:05
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[Virginia] VIDEO: Prosecutors hammer at McDonnell on flights, loans, golf

McDonnell conceded he did read a June 16, 2011 letter from Star Scientific in which Williams suggests scientific study of Anatabloc at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Aug 25, 2014 18:46
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Virginia’s McDonnell Tells of Pursuing Loan From Businessman

McDonnell said there was nothing illegal and no favors done in exchange for the loan from the wealthy businessman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr. “My administration hadn’t done anything for him,” Mr. McDonnell testified as his trial’s fourth week concluded. “He’s
New York Times
added Aug 22, 2014 18:17
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[Japan] Tokyo Governor Takes on Big Tobacco to Push Smoke-Free Olympics

Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games. “I want to do this,” Masuzoe said on a F
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 21, 2014 13:30
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[UK] Cigarette firm gives Tory MPs £50k worth of freebies as industry fights plain box laws

A tobacco giant has given Tory MPs thousands of pounds worth of freebies as the industry battles plans for plain fag packet laws . Japan Tobacco International treated them to tickets and hospitality at top events like the Wimbledon men’s final, the Chel
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 18, 2014 11:05
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Virginia Ex-Governor and Wife Set to Begin Defense at Trial

Prosecutors said they would rest their case on Thursday, believing they have sufficiently shown that the McDonnells took “official action” to benefit the donor and businessman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr., and his dietary supplement, Anatabloc, in return for
New York Times
added Aug 15, 2014 11:44
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