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Former Va. governor back on stand for third day

August 22, 2014
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he did not think it was inappropriate to take a $50,000 loan from a Virginia businessman to help cover the ownership costs of vacation rental properties.

McDonnell was back on the witness stand Friday for the third straight day as his public corruption trial resumed in federal court in Richmond.

The former governor and his wife are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplements.

McDonnell has said he did nothing illegal and testified Friday that he would not have taken a loan if he thought it was corrupting his office.

 
 

 

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