Attorney General and Republican candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing relating to the recent gift scandal.
On Thursday, according to Politico, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Herring said, “there is no evidence that Cuccinelli violated any laws with his belated disclosures.” Cuccinelli had personally asked Herring to examine the situation.
The next focus of the investigation will be on whether McDonnell’s decision not to disclose the gifts violated a conflict-of-interest law for public officials.
Check out some of our older posts on the gift band scandal for more information:
- Dirty Politics in Virginia (June 13)
- Senator Herring Urges Cuccinelli to Accept McAuliffe’s Gift Ban Proposal (July 2)
- Calls for McDonnell to Step Down (July 3)
- Governor’s Scandal Starts Discussion of Gift Cap (July 14)
- Mark Herring Supports McAuliffe’s Gift Ban (July 15)