Report: McDonnell’s Wife Bought $10K Worth Of Clothes With PAC Money

The latest chapter in the Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) saga contnued this weekend following reports that his wife spent nearly $10,000 in clothing with money from her husband’s political action committee, including siphoning money from his campaign and inaugural funds to buy $7,600 worth of various items, according to the Washington Post.

While the spending is unusual, it is technically legal under the state’s lax campaign finance laws.

News of Maureen McDonnell’s spending comes while the governor is already in the media spotlight for accepting lavish gifts and $120,000 in loans from a wealthy political donor, whose business is being investigated for its ties to the McDonnell’s. 

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