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Report Finds No Special Treatment for Star Scientific

There are 3 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 16, 2013, titled Report Finds No Special Treatment for Star Scientific. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

RICHMOND Former Democratic Attorney General Tony Troy today released the findings of an external audit conducted to determine whether Star Scientific or Jonnie Williams received any appointments, funds, grants or contracts from the state.

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Eville

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jul 18, 2013
Ok, leave the McD alone now. If someone gave me free shit I would take it. You would too. So don't be judging.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 19, 2013

'McDonnell did not disclose any of the thousands of dollars in gifts from Williams, including a $15,000 check' for his daughter, and McDonnell's office did 'set up cabinet meeting for Star Scientific CEO' to pitch his product.
http://www.wsls.com/story/22880137/emails-mcd...
Sounds like quid pro quo to me. Just because VA state law allows for legal bribery, and the 'dietary supplement' didn't cut the mustard should be immaterial.
the real Get Real

Washington, DC

#3 Jul 19, 2013
huck wrote:
'McDonnell did not disclose any of the thousands of dollars in gifts from Williams, including a $15,000 check' for his daughter, and McDonnell's office did 'set up cabinet meeting for Star Scientific CEO' to pitch his product.
http://www.wsls.com/story/22880137/emails-mcd...
Sounds like quid pro quo to me. Just because VA state law allows for legal bribery, and the 'dietary supplement' didn't cut the mustard should be immaterial.
If nothing illeagal happened, what's the gripe? Even the former DEMOCRAT AG stated so...not everything has to be declared, although it's usually better to disclose everything or accept nothing so as to avoid even the perception of wrong. Sounds familiar to other VA officials having had issues...they were canned though.

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