McDonnell pressed at trial
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -
RICHMOND — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.
Prosecutors began their cross-examination of McDonnell as his public corruption trial entered its fifth week. He and his wife, Maureen, are charged with providing special favors to former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans while McDonnell was in office.