More revelations about the financial connection between Governor McDonnell and Star Scientific. The Washington Post reports the company gave $70,000 last year to a corporation owned by McDonnell and his sister. Sources tell the Post that the governor did not disclose the money as a gift or loan. The newspaper says the donor, Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, also gave a previously unknown $50,000 check to the governor’s wife, Maureen, in 2011. The total amount from Williams to assist the McDonnell family is now believed to be $145,000. McDonnell viewed the money as loans and not gifts, according to three people familiar with the transactions.
Washington Post: More Unreported Payments To McDonnell Family