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[Virginia] US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-suppo
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 16, 2014 15:40

[Virginia] EDITORIAL: Misuse of Tobacco Commission millions

former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli provided some cover by saying that commission members could vote on grants to groups involving siblings under the condition that the siblings don't live together or depend financially on each other. That's a ridicul
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Sep 8, 2014 04:30

[Virginia] Gifts Scandal

Key Players...Kilgore, represented Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, then a subsidiary of Star Scientific, in seeking grants from the tobacco commission for university research on Anatabloc, Star's dietary supplement. Kilgore has said that the company missed th
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Sep 4, 2014 17:22

[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

[Virginia] Robert McDonnell guilty of 11 corruption counts

defense attorneys noted, accurately, that even Williams himself did not describe an explicit, corrupt bargain ... noted that Williams was testifying with generous immunity agreements, which they said motivated him to lie about his relationship with the Mc
The Washington Post
added Sep 4, 2014 17:14
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[Virginia] Bob McDonnell convicted on 11 of 13 counts, Maureen McDonnell on 9 of 13

The government case... sought to tie them in time to the Aug. 30, 2011 Anatabloc luncheon at the Executive Mansion and a Feb. 29, 2012, health care leaders reception, also at the mansion, that the Star Scientific executive crashed with two dozen associate
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Sep 4, 2014 17:11

Virginia Jury Finds Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and Maureen Guilty

Former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, the prosecution’s star witness, spent 15 hours on the stand detailing how he felt his relationship with the McDonnells was a business one and that he expected some kind of quid pro quo for his generosity.
TIME Magazine
added Sep 4, 2014 17:06

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.
added Sep 4, 2014 17:04
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Convicted on Corruption Charges

In turn, the McDonnells became Star Scientific boosters. Maureen went so far as to pitch Antabloc to prospective first lady Ann Romney, telling her it could help her MS.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Sep 4, 2014 17:01

[Virginia] Frmr. Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wife Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

Count One: … McDonnell and the governor's office provided "favorable official action" for Star Scientific as opportunities arose, including arranging meetings for Star Scientific and Jonnie Williams with state officials, and hosting an event at the govern
added Sep 4, 2014 16:59
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