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Virginia’s Attorney General Faces Scrutiny for Ties to Executive

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, Virginia’s attorney general, said that the timing of his ownership of Star Scientific shares reflected nothing more than his own investment analysis. Star Scientific and its chief executive have been at the center of an explodi
New York Times
added Jul 16, 2013 02:40
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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] 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
PolicyMic
added Jul 12, 2013 15:53
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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
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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
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[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
PBS
added Jul 12, 2013 15:40
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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
The Washington Post
added Jul 12, 2013 15:38
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[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
The Washington Post
added Jul 12, 2013 15:32
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Once A Rising GOP Star, Virginia's Governor Hits The Skids : It's All Politics

McDonnell's wife, Maureen, allegedly received a "previously unknown $50,000 check" from the same donor, dietary supplement maker Jonnie R. Williams Sr.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jul 12, 2013 15:16
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