31 Jul '14, 2pm

Businessman who gave former Virginia governor a Rolex says he "knew it was wrong"

U.S. Attorney Michael Dry is now asking Jonnie Williams about a series of Star Scientific promotional events that were attended by Maureen McDonnell in October 2011. The first was at a hotel in Richmond. The second took place outside of Flint, Mich. He testified that the first lady flew to the event on his private plane, but said he first wanted to ask Robert F. McDonnell if it was okay if she attended the Saturday seminar. He said he called the governor the night before and asked. “He said, ‘Yes.’ He said he was going to sleep in late that day and just have her back by such and such time.” That claim is an important one as prosecutors attempt to convince jurors that the governor knew his wife was assisting Williams’s company. Dry then showed a video of the Michigan event to jurors. In the video, Maureen McDonnell is introduced by a doctor as the first lady of Virginia and...

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