Mon April 1, 2013
Tax Suit Raises Conflict of Interest Questions
The U.S. attorney’s office is investigating a Richmond area company that makes face cream and nutritional supplements.
It’s called Star Scientific, and a complaint was filed in federal district court alleging the firm made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose potentially illegal transactions.
The company says it has done nothing wrong.
Meanwhile, reporters are finding links between Star Scientific and two of Virginia’s top political leaders – Governor Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.