McDonnell: All ‘Tangible’ Gifts, Including Rolex, Returned To Donor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has returned the thousands of dollars in tangible gifts he and his family received from Virginia businessman Jonnie Williams in recent years. 

“At this point, I’ve been advised by my attorney, that all the tangible have been returned,” McDonnell told the Associated Press in an interview on Monday. 

Williams, the CEO of a money-losing dietary supplements company, gave McDonnell and his family $120,000 in loans in recent years, as well as additional luxury gifts (including a Rolex watch) and large checks given to McDonnell’s two daughters for their weddings. 

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