But the federal indictment slapping McDonnell and wife Maureen with corruption charges provides some eye-popping details on just how much of an extravagant lifestyle the McDonnell’s allegedly leaned on Williams to pay for.
From shopping sprees at high-priced designer stores to thousands in golf expenses and merchandise, the amount Williams eagerly shelled out to the couple and their family is impressive.
Here’s a handy guide to some of the tens of thousands in goodies, gifts, checks and leisure the McDonnell family allegedly enjoyed courtesy of one very wealthy businessman.
Business loan to MoBo Real Estate Partners, a Virginia Beach vacation rental company partly owned by Bob McDonnell.
Personal loan to the McDonnells.
Catering for McDonnell’s daughter Cailin’s wedding.
Shopping spree at Oscar de la Renta. According to the indictment, the couple would have to turn over if convicted:
- Two Gold Oscar de la Renta dresses
- Gold Oscar de le Renta sweater
Customized Rolex watch engraved with “71st Governor of Virginia”
Shopping spree at Louis Vuitton. Among the items the feds might be looking to confiscate if convicted are:
- Black Louis Vuitton raincoat
- Black Louis Vuitton shoes
- White Louis Vuitton shoes
- Cream Louis Vuitton purse
- Cream Louis Vuitton wallet
Green fees for five golf trips taken by McDonnell or his children, their friends and his son-in-law at Kinloch Golf Club, an exclusive golf course where Jonnie Williams was a member.
Shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman.
Boat rental for a private vacation on Jonnie Williams’ Smith Mountain Lake estate in 2011.
Pro-shop merchandise during four golf trips taken by McDonnell or his children and son-in-law at Kinloch Golf Club, an exclusive golf course where Jonnie Williams was a member.
Caddie fees for five golf trips taken by McDonnell or his children and son-in-law at Kinloch Golf Club, an exclusive golf course where Jonnie Williams was a member.
Food and beverages charged to Jonnie Williams’ account at an exclusive members’ only vacation club during four trips.
Just kidding, but the indictment doesn’t specify the cost of roundtrip airline tickets to Savannah, Ga., for two of McDonnell’s daughters to attend a bachelorette party, bought and paid for by Jonnie Williams.