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[Virginia] Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell convicted on public corruption charge

As the gifts were being given, the McDonnells attended various Anatabloc promotional events and hosted a luncheon at the governor's mansion that the company billed as a product launch. Williams also was allowed to invite several of his associates to a rec
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 4, 2014 17:19
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty of Corruption

Star Scientific, the company led by Williams, manufactures dietary supplements. In June—perhaps in reaction to bad press—the company decided to change its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals.
GOVEXEC.com
added Sep 4, 2014 17:04
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[Virginia] 5 things to know about former Va. governor trial

1. WHAT WILLIAMS GOT It’s a shorter list. The biggest favor was a luncheon at the governor’s mansion that prosecutors described as a product launch event. Defense attorneys tried to show that it was Maureen McDonnell’s top aide who orchestrated the eve
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 1, 2014 03:15
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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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Eighth Day of Virginia Ex-Governor’s Trial Focuses on Role of His Wife’s Chief of Staff

that her chief of staff — and not Ms. McDonnell — had inappropriately wooed the support of the donor at the core of the corruption case against Ms. McDonnell and her husband, Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia.
New York Times
added Aug 9, 2014 11:11
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Ex-First Couple’s Defense in Virginia: The State of Their Union

In exchange for Mr. Williams’s largess, prosecutors charge that Mr. McDonnell arranged for him to pitch his product ... and that the first couple tried to help Mr. Williams set up scientific studies of a Star Scientific dietary supplement, Anatabloc, at V
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:52
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BROWNSTEIN: Gov. Bob McDonnell Shows That There's More Than Just 'Quid Pro Quo' Corruption

there's no evidence that any gifts or financial assistance was explicitly given by Williams in exchange for access or assistance for Anatabloc and Star Scientific. Without that, there's no obvious, quid pro quo political corruption. But in an age of mass
National Journal
added Jul 12, 2013 15:56
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[Virginia] Will Bob McDonnell need to resign?

In case you’re just tuning into the story, here’s where things stand: Wealthy businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr. gave at least $145,000 to assist McDonnell and his family in 2011 and 2012, reports the Post’s Rosalind S. Helderman, who has been on top of
Washington Post
added Jul 12, 2013 14:38
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[Virginia] Cuccinelli fields questions about McDonnell’s scandal

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Star Scientific Inc. chief executive Jonnie R. Williams, Sr. gave $70,000 to a corporation owned by McDonnell and his sister last year, and that the governor did not disclose the money as a gift or loan. The Po
Washington Post
added Jul 12, 2013 14:15
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Star Scientific Announces Notice of Allowance by US PTO Granting New Patent Claims Relating to Tobacco Curing Technology

PR Newswire
added Mar 2, 2012 00:00
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