Former Governor Bob McDonnell’s defense team rested their case on Day 23 of his federal corruption trial …and then lawyers for Maureen McDonnell took a turn calling witnesses for the former first lady.
Their testimonies seemed to bolster defense assertions that ex-Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams pushed his gifts onto people who never asked for them…and that the former first couple’s marriage was troubled for years before they ever reached the Executive Mansion.
April Niamtu bought a plane ticket in 2011 to support her close friend, Maureen, at a convention in Utah.
On day 20 of the former first couple's federal corruption trial and day 3 of testimony from former Governor Bob McDonnell, jurors were able to follow the money.
The last two days were focused on McDonnell's troubled marriage and how it conflicted with his job as governor. The former governor testified about the loans and relationship he had with ex-Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.