Sept. 10, 2013
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli gave a Richmond charity $18,000, the same value of gifts he accepted from a troubled nutritional supplements maker and its CEO.
Cuccinelli announced on Tuesday that he wrote a personal check to Cross Over Ministry, and will not be reimbursed.
He had received $18,000 in gifts from Star Scientific and its CEO, Jonnie Williams. Cuccinelli said he concluded after hearing from supporters that the gifts were perceived as a problem for his gubernatorial campaign.
Cuccinelli's campaign released a video message, in which he says, "This is something that I would have liked to have done sooner, but like most Virginians, writing a check for more than $18,000 is not a simple matter for my family and me. It's taken a while to get our funds together."
Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign released a statement, saying, "Cuccinelli's pattern of ethical behavior is always the same: get caught in scandals, do nothing for months, and then buckle to pressure for his own political reasons.
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