It was the defense’s turn to cross-examine the prosecution’s star witness, Jonnie Williams, on Day Six of the federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The ex-Star Scientific CEO admitted Friday that he never told the former governor about many of his wife’s requests—including a Rolex, use of a Ferrari, and a New York luxury shopping trip. The defense sought to reinforce that idea… while portraying Williams as looking out for his own interests.
Day five of the corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, kicked off with the former first lady’s attorney cross-examining the prosecution's key witness, ex-Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.
The strategy seemed to include attributing most business dealings associated with the first family to Maureen and away from her husband.
The more Mrs. McDonnell, who was not a state official, is tied to the gifts and loans, the more leverage the defense has to say that the former Governor did not use his office in exchange for gifts.
Each year the Virginia State Police issues an annual crime analysis breaking down incidents by location and type. The most recent analysis for crimes in 2013 puts a city at the top of the list that doesn’t think it belongs there.