Investigators looking at Governor McDonnell’s relationship with a campaign contributor have reportedly turned up an expensive gift. According to the “Washington Post,” the governor failed to report that he received a $6500 Rolex watch two years ago from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. McDonnell says he has properly disclosed all gifts. Williams also picked up the $15,000 dollar catering tab for the wedding of the governor’s daughter. The “Post” is reporting First Lady Maureen McDonnell went on a New York shopping spree two years ago when Williams shelled out another $15,000 to buy designer clothes. State and federal investigators want to know if Star Scientific got any special treatment in its dealings with the state as a result of several gifts to the governor and his family.
McDonnell Investigators Turn Up Rolex