Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.
The government's star witness in the corruption trial against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, testified that he showered the family with gifts requested by the former first lady. But businessman Jonnie Williams said he shouldn't have had to buy things such as an expensive Rolex to get the help he needed for his company, Star Scientific Inc.
"It was a bad decision on my part to buy that watch when she asked for it," Williams said. "I shouldn't have had to buy things like that to get the help I needed."