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Company In Bob McDonnell Scandal Settles Tax Bill With Virginia

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“Given the Company’s expanded focus in the pharmaceutical and biotech areas, we thought it was in the Company’s best interest to resolve this matter at this time and focus our resources on our core business as we continue with the transition that is currently underway,” Star Scientific spokesperson Talhia Tuck told the Post in a statement. 

The relationship between McDonnell and Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams has been the subject of an ongoing federal investigation. Williams gave McDonnell and his family more than $150,000 in gifts and payments in recent years, during the same period that McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, took steps to support the company. The McDonnells repaid and returned Williams' money after their ties to the businessman became a scandal earlier this year.