Posted July 31st, 2014 @ 4:49pm
Richmond, VA _ Former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams says he was not personal friends with Virginia's first couple but thought a relationship with them was good for his company.
Williams was on the stand Thursday in Richmond for a second straight day in the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
Prosecutors say the McDonnells accepted more than 165-thousand dollars in gifts and loans from Williams in exchange for promoting his company's products.
Part of Thursday's testimony revolved around a six-thousand dollar-plus Rolex watch, which Williams says he bought for Maureen McDonnell after she noticed he was wearing one and commented it would be nice if he purchased one for her.
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