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.$50,000
Business loan to MoBo Real Estate Partners, a Virginia Beach vacation rental company partly owned by Bob McDonnell.$50,000
Personal loan to the McDonnells.$15,000
Catering for McDonnell's daughter Cailin's wedding.$10,999
Shopping spree at Oscar de la Renta. According to the indictment, the couple would have to turn over if convicted:
Customized Rolex watch engraved with "71 st Governor of Virginia"$5,685
Shopping spree at Louis Vuitton. Among the items the feds might be looking to confiscate if convicted are:
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.$2,604
Shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman.$2,268
Boat rental for a private vacation on Jonnie Williams' Smith Mountain Lake estate in 2011.$1,460
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.$1,300
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.$546
Food and beverages charged to Jonnie Williams' account at an exclusive members' only vacation club during four trips.Priceless
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.