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Entries in Jonnie R Williams Sr (9)

Thursday
Jul142016

Shah and Currinder: A leader with integrity wouldn't accept $175,000 in gifts

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court vacated former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s eleven corruption convictions. The jury that convicted McDonnell was given erroneous instructions, according to the Court. At issue was the question of what constitutes an "official act."

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Bill Steinman: What does the Bob McDonnell ruling mean for the FCPA?  

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnellOn Monday this week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the 2014 corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.

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Friday
Jun172016

Gov. McDonnell and the Supremes: Corruption by any other name is still corruption

The Supreme Court of the United States is currently finalizing its review of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s 2015 conviction, with the Court’s opinion expected at the end of June.

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Friday
Sep052014

Bob and Maureen McDonnell convicted on multiple counts

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife Maureen sobbed in federal court when a jury convicted them Thursday of corruption following a five week trial that at times resembled a TV soap opera.

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Friday
Aug222014

In ‘soap-operatic’ McDonnell trial, Bob throws wife under the bus

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his corruption trial in Richmond this week, building the defense that he couldn't have been in a criminal conspiracy with his wife Maureen because their 38-year marriage was so bad they hardly talked to each other.

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Tuesday
Aug192014

At corruption trial, former Virginia first lady portrayed as disturbed diva

Maureen McDonnell arrives at the federal courthouse in Richmond, VirginiaIn testimony Monday, a former top aide to the ex governor of Viriginia described the former first lady as a flirtatious, unstable bully with a quick temper.

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Tuesday
Jan212014

Former Virginia governor and wife indicted

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged in a federal indictment Tuesday with taking bribes from a businessman in exchange for political favors.

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Thursday
Jul182013

Virginia’s Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws, Part III: Ethics Reform or Empty Promises? 

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (photo courtesy of http://www.governor.virginia.gov(As I discussed in Parts I and II of this series, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are embroiled in significant ethics scandals that involve Star Scientific and Jonnie R. Williams. While these matters may be painful for the parties involved, there is a silver lining to these troubling violations of the public trust: vocal and potentially influential calls for reform.

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Wednesday
Jul172013

Virginia’s Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws, Part II: Disclosure Regime Deserves a Failing Grade 

Yesterday, in Part I of my series on Virginia’s ethics laws, I discussed the corruption scandal threatening to end Governor Bob McDonnell’s political career. . . .

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