Governor Bob McDonnell released a surprise statement this afternoon announcing that he has repaid all the loans provided to him by Star-Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.
The statement issued through McDonnell's new private spokesperson Rich Galen includes an apology from the Governor and plea to Virginians to give him a second chance.
"I want you to know that I broke no laws, and I am committed to regaining your sacred trust and confidence," McDonnell writes.
He also pledges to complete his term in office.
McDonnell repaid Williams a total of $124,115.17 for two different loans and interest. The money is said to have come from McDonnell, his family and their business interests.
You can see the full statement here.
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