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[Virginia] Bob McDonnell's Growing Scandal Could Spill Over to Ken Cuccinelli

Cuccinelli also has close ties to Williams, accepting vacations at his home and airplane flights and investing more than $10,000 in stock in his company. The attorney general tried to remedy the situation by amending his financial disclosures and recusing
National Journal
added Jul 12, 2013 15:47

EDITORIAL: Gov. McDonnell must answer questions about scandal

While it is not unheard of for governors to be on the receiving end of freebies and gifts from those seeking official favor, in Mr. McDonnell’s case the goodies were over the top — not least because they included cash. In the face of what was clearly a pa
Washington Post
added Jul 12, 2013 15:38

[Virginia] Ruth Marcus: Bob McDonnell is unfit for office

Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell flew to Florida, where she touted a dietary supplement made by Williams’s company, Star Scientific Inc. Three months later, Star Scientific used the governor’s mansion for a luncheon, attended by the governor, to prom
Washington Post
added Jul 12, 2013 15:32

[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

[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

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

[Virginia] van den BRINK: Star Scientific Likely Bribed Gov. Bob McDonnell

While the governor has insisted that everything he did was entirely legal, it seems quite obvious that McDonnell has been receiving bribes from Star Scientific, explaining his ardent support for the company
added Jul 12, 2013 15:53

At What Point Did Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Go Too Far?

Williams' gifts — or, as McDonnell insists in some cases, loans — to the governor and his family. Williams picked up the tab at McDonnell's daughter's wedding. He bought the governor a Rolex. Most recently, the Post reported that a trust controlled by Wil
The Atlantic Monthly
added Jul 12, 2013 15:44

[Virginia] Cuccinelli backs away from McDonnell as gift controversy swells

Cuccinelli has sought to stay away from the gift scandal enveloping McDonnell and his family despite having his own ties to Williams and Star. He's received $18,000 in gifts from the donor, about $5,000 of them undisclosed until April, and previously held
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Jul 12, 2013 15:42
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[Virginia] As Va. Governor Wraps Up Term, Allegations of Undisclosed Gifts Emerge

WALKER, The Virginian-Pilot: Jonnie Williams is a businessman. He has -- he's the head and chief executive of Star Scientific, which is a nutritional supplement maker. They used to be a tobacco company, but they phased out a lot of their tobacco business
added Jul 12, 2013 15:40
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