Cuccinelli Won’t Return Gifts: ‘There Are Some Bells You Can’t Unring’

Unlike Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) will not be returning more than $18,000 in gifts he received from political donor and Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

McDonnell said Tuesday he plans to return and repay all the gifts that he received from Williams. But Cuccinelli told reporters Wednesday he didn’t recieve the kinds of gifts that can be returned, saying “there are some bells you can’t unring,” according to NBCWashington.

Among the gifts Cuccinelli received from the embattled donor: a $1,500 catered Thanksgiving dinner, private jet trips and vacation accommodations.

 

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