Cuccinelli Sold Most of Star Scientific Stock in 2012

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's tax records show he sold most of his stock in troubled nutritional supplements maker Star Scientific last summer at a net gain of $4,040.

The Republican gubernatorial candidate's campaign says he sold his remaining shares this year.

Gifts from company CEO Jonnie Williams and the stock provoked conflict-of-interest claims for allowing his office to handle Star Scientific's $700,000 tax lawsuit against the state.

Cuccinelli opened eight years' worth of federal and state returns to journalists on Thursday, revealing he paid $33,198 in 2012 taxes on income of $194,398.

The move caught his Democratic foe, former electric-car company executive Terry McAuliffe, flat-footed. There was no answer Thursday evening from McAuliffe's campaign when asked if he would also let reporters review his income tax returns.

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