Former Virginia Gov Caught with Hand in Cookie Jar… Err, Diet Pill Bottle

By on 1.22.14 | 5:35PM

Sad news from Virginia where former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife have been indicted for allegedly accepting improper gifts from a hawker of dietary supplements. McDonnell and missus supposedly accepted favors such as cash loans, the use of a private jet and a Ferrari, and golf vacations from the CEO of Star Scientific. McDonnell was considered a rising star in GOP politics and a 2016 presidential contender until the Star Scientific story broke last spring. Of course, he is entitled to his day in court, but his defense thus far seems to amount to: "I wasn't aware that this wealthy businessman didn't do all of these nice things for me out of the goodness of his heart."

In case you were wondering exactly what Star Scientific produces, the company's website offers the following: