Report: Gov McDonnell Didn't Disclose Rolex Gift from Donor

June 26, 2013

Prominent political donor and CEO of Star Scientific, Jonnie Williams, may have purchased a Rolex watch for Governor Bob McDonnell, and the Governor did not disclose the gift.

The Washington Post reports Williams bought the $6,500 watch, after Maureen McDonnell commented on Williams' own Rolex, saying she'd like to give her husband a similar one.

They say this happened after the first lady arranged a meeting between Williams and a top state health official in the summer of 2011.

The Rolex, engraved with the inscription, "71st Governor of Virginia," has not been disclosed by McDonnell.

The FBI continues to investigate the relationship between Williams and the McDonnell family.


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