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Former VA governor and wife charged

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  1. Vitalogy

    A federal grand jury returned a 14-count indictment against the governor and his wife, according to charging documents.

    The charges stem from state and federal inquiries into the couple's relationship with a prominent donor, Jonnie R. Williams, the head of a dietary supplements manufacturer. Williams showered the McDonnells and their family with gifts and favorable loans, some of which the governor has either returned or repaid.

    "I deeply regret accepting legal gifts and loans from Mr. Williams, all of which have been repaid with interest, and I have apologized for my poor judgment for which I take full responsibility. However, I repeat emphatically that I did nothing illegal for Mr. Williams in exchange for what I believed was his personal generosity and friendship," McDonnell said Tuesday in a statement provided to the Washington Post.

    The charges represent a stunning fall from grace for McDonnell, the Republican governor from a swing state that doubles as a political seat of power. Mitt Romney considered the governor as a potential running mate in 2012, before the 2013 trial of a former executive chef for McDonnell on unrelated charges unearthed details about the governor's relationship with Williams.

    The scandal weighed on the 2013 campaign to replace McDonnell, since Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli had also accepted gifts from Williams and faced the risk of being tied to McDonnell.

    Posted on January 21, 2014 - 02:58 PM #
  2. Deane Johnson

    Good thing he wasn't a Democrat or there would have been nothing posted on this forum.

    Posted on January 21, 2014 - 03:11 PM #
  3. edselehr

    Thought that was your self-appointed job, Deane.

    Posted on January 21, 2014 - 03:13 PM #
  4. Deane Johnson

    "Thought that was your self-appointed job, Deane."

    It used to be, but the quantity became so overwhelming I gave it up.

    Posted on January 21, 2014 - 04:07 PM #
  5. Langston

    Governor Christie subject to multiple investigations, former Virginia GOP governor and wife indicted, and David Vitter has announced he is going to run for governor of Louisiana. You cannot make this stuff up.

    Posted on January 21, 2014 - 04:32 PM #
  6. saveitnow

    Hey let's pile on Christie while we are in Super Bowl format. Just 4 months ago he was bragging about his Super Bowl Suite. Well the NFL reported he had no such suite, but you didn't hear the GOP Governor retract or correct himself.

    GOP, get caught, say you have found Jesus and all is forgiven. Please!! Please explain Sky and Company, you should not be able to have it both ways.

    Posted on January 21, 2014 - 05:20 PM #
  7. NoParty

    Deane said>>>
    It used to be, but the quantity became so overwhelming I gave it up.

    I've missed your bullshit so much!


    Posted on January 21, 2014 - 10:53 PM #