Morning Read: FBI Looking Into McDonnell's Relationship With Star Scientific

The FBI is investigating the relationship between Gov. Bob McDonnell, his wife, and the CEO of Star Scientific, Jonnie R. Williams Sr, The Washington Post reported Monday night.

Williams was a major campaign donor and is said to have footed the $15,000 catering bill at McDonnell’s daughter’s wedding. The investigators are also looking into other undisclosed gifts from Williams’ to the governor’s wife.

The agents began looking into this a few months ago and now federal officials, according to the Post, are deciding whether to broaden the investigation to see if McDonnell or his administration helped Star Scientific in exchange for money or other benefits.

Star Scientific, a Henrico-County based company, is currently the subject of a federal securities investigation.


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