Transcript for Former Va. Governor's Corruption Scandal Involves Fast Cars, Shopping Spree
He was once a rising Republican star even a possible vice presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. But this morning -- former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is fighting salacious charges of corruption. Against him and his wife Maureen -- come before -- this evening as someone who has been falsely and wrongfully. Accused in a federal indictment Tuesday Maureen McDonnell is accused of repeatedly hitting up businesses Johnny Williams for money and lavish gifts 165000. Dollars at all. In exchange for the governor's endorsement of Williams helped supplement business. Among the gifts full Rolex airplane tickets provided a Ferrari and a shopping spree prosecutors say mrs. MacDonald spent nearly 40000 dollars at Oscar de la Renta. -- leave a -- and Bergdorf Goodman. I deeply regret accepting these -- gifts and loans for mr. Williams all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. McDonnell who left office earlier this month. Has admitted he and his wife accepted gifts from Williams but overnight he denied it was a legal I never promised. And mr. Williams and his company -- ever receive. Any government benefit. Of any kind for me or from my administration. If convicted on fourteen counts the McDonald. Face up to thirty years in prison. They'll be in federal court Friday. For Good Morning America -- felony ABC news Washington.
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