Gov. McDonnell will return gifts from Star Scientific CEO

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will return all gifts he received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

The governor said he would return the gifts during his monthly Ask the Governor radio show on WTOP radio. He also said his daughter has returned a $10,000 gift from Williams.

McDonnell has come under criticism and is facing state and federal probes for his relationship with Williams.

The investigation has cost Virginia taxpayers at least $53,530 in lawyers' bills to a private law firm.

McDonnell has said he has no intention of resigning and plans to serve the remainder of his term. He apologized last week for any actions that created the appearance of impropriety.

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