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McDonnell Returns All Gifts to Williams

McDonnell Returns All Gifts to Williams

Governor McDonnell says he’s completed returning the gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. The governor says his attorney has given him that update. McDonnell hired private counsel to represent him in federal and state investigations into his interactions with Williams. The governor has already repaid loans valued at nearly $125,000, and two of his daughters have returned wedding gifts of $10,000 and $15,000. McDonnell did not report thosee gifts on his annual financial disclosure statements. He cited state law that only requires disclosure of gifts to office holders, not members of their families.