The Lavish Life and Broken Marriage That Put Bob McDonnell and His Wife In Court


4. A ‘Wedding Gift’

In May 2011, Maureen McDonnell asked Williams for a $50,000 loan while also telling him that she could help his company. She informed him that the couple needed additional money to pay for the catering at their daughter’s wedding.

“Maureen McDonnell informed JW that she and Robert McDonnell were having severe financial difficulties. Maureen McDonnell asked JW for a $50,000 loan. Maureen McDonnell also told JW that she could help Star Scientific but that she needed JW’s financial assistance,” the indictment says.

Later that month, Williams wrote the couple a check for a $50,000 loan and a $15,000 check labeled as a “wedding gift.” When Maureen McDonnell deposited the $50,000 check in her personal bank account, the prior account balance was $4,798.

5. Empty Closet?

If convicted, the couple will have to turn over the following items to the federal government, according to the indictment:

The sum of not less than $140,805.46; Black Rebecca Minkoff shoes; Black Louis Vuitton shoes; White Louis Vuitton shoes; Cream Louis Vuitton purse; Cream Louis Vuitton wallet; Silver Rolex Watch engraved with “71st Governor of Virginia”; Yellow Peter Som dress; Blue Armani jacket and two matching dresses; Two Gold Oscar de la Renta dresses; Black Louis Vuitton rain coat; Gold Oscar de le Renta sweater; One pair of Amelia Rose earrings; One Gear sweatshirt; Two pairs of Foot Joy golf shoes; One button-down Ralph Lauren shirt; One white Peter Millar golf shirt; One baby blue striped Peter Millar golf shirt; One royal blue Peter Millar golf shirt; One aqua Fairway Greene Tech golf shirt; One white striped Ralph Lauren golf shirt; One Ping University of Virginia golf bag; One Ping Kinloch golf bag; One Sun Mountain Notre Dame golf bag; Two sets of golf clubs; One Heather Mackenzie water color and frame; Two iPhones; and 30 boxes of Anatabloc®

If convicted, the couple could face up to 20 years in prison.

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