Gift scandal: Va. GOP gov's candidate Ken Cuccinelli donates $18 - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Gift scandal: Va. GOP gov's candidate Ken Cuccinelli donates $18,000 to charity

Posted: Updated:
Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has given a charity $18,000, the same value as the gifts he accepted from a troubled nutritional supplements maker and its chief executive.

Cuccinelli announced the contribution in a video to political supporters Tuesday. He said in an Associated Press interview that he wrote a personal check to a Richmond ministry serving the poor and will not be reimbursed.

Cuccinelli received gifts and trips worth $18,000 from the supplements maker Star Scientific and its CEO, Jonnie Williams.

Williams is the same donor whose giving to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell prompted McDonnell to apologize and return more than $145,000 in gifts and loans. The gifts to McDonnell prompted a federal criminal investigation of the governor and whether Williams or his company benefited as a result.

By BOB LEWIS AP Political Writer

Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices