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[Virginia] VIDEO: McDonnell Trial: Ex.-Va. Gov., Wife Found Guilty on Multiple Counts in Corruption Trial

Williams ... spent lavishly on the McDonnells to secure their help promoting and obtaining state-backed research for Star Scientific's tobacco-derived anti-inflammatory supplement, Anatabloc. Williams intended to share the results of that research with do
added Sep 4, 2014 16:54

[Virginia] Ex-Governor McDonnell and Wife Convicted After Corruption Trial

defense argued that actions Mr. McDonnell took on behalf of Mr. Williams’s company, Star Scientific, the maker of the supplement Anatabloc, were mere political courtesies. The former governor testified that he gave Mr. Williams “the bare, basic, routine a
New York Times
added Sep 4, 2014 16:39
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VIDEO: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Case

once a rising star in the Republican Party, was found guilty Thursday of selling the influence of his office to a vitamin salesman. He and his wife, Maureen, faced 14 counts of fraud, bribery charges, and corruption; McDonnell was found guilty of 11 count
NBC News
added Sep 4, 2014 16:38

[Virginia] Judge Rejects Defense’s Criteria for Convicting Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell as Jury Gets Case

They are accused of selling Mr. McDonnell’s office over a 24-month period in exchange for about $170,000 in gifts, cash and no-document loans from a Virginia vitamin salesman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr.
New York Times
added Sep 3, 2014 10:39

[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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Backgrounder: Trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

Prosecutors are accusing former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from wealthy businessman Jonnie Williams. The then-chief executive of Virginia-based public company Star Scientific was h
USA Today
added Aug 29, 2014 15:13
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[Virginia] Maureen McDonnell's lawyer: 'Weird is not a crime'

Harbach argued that Maureen McDonnell made her Star Scientific stock deals complicated so her husband would not have to disclose them on his statements of economic interest. The prosecutor walked the jury through what he termed "Mrs. McDonnell's shenan
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Aug 29, 2014 15:11

[Virginia] Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took bribes and sold his office to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement for a businessman who showered him and his wife with more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prose
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2014 15:10

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

[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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