Breaking Down the McDonnells' Indictment

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) -- A lot of information is now available due to the 43-page indictment of former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

The indictment lays out the prosecution's evidence against the McDonnells.

It reveals that March 2009 was the first known link between McDonnell and former star scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, when McDonnell used a plane owned by Williams during his campaign for governor, but never met Williams.

The prosecution claims there was a trip where Williams used the plane trip as a chance to talk to McDonnell about Star Scientific's products.

Later, a meeting was setup with the Virginia secretary of health and human resources to discuss the products.

In 2011, Maureen McDonnell allegedly asked Williams to take her shopping for a designer dress promising Williams he could sit next to McDonnell at a political event in New York City.

A month after that, Maureen allegedly told Williams about their financial troubles and asked him for a $50,000 loan, saying she could help Star Scientific, but needed help.

Early in July 2011, Star Scientific started to look at ways to get money for studies at U Va. and VCU.

When contacting the universities, Star Scientific said not only do their products have health benefits, but also Governor McDonnell's support.

In January 2012, Bob received an e-mail from his brother-in-law who operates Mobo's Beach Rental Properties discussing financial help Maureen said they were getting.

The governor later e-mailed his wife asking about the help and she responded,"Just go home. I'll talk with you upstairs."

Late last night, the governor's legal team filed a 26- page Brady motion, stating the prosecution needs to present evidence that is being withheld that could prove the McDonnell's did nothing wrong.


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