With the McDonnell corruption trial wrapping up its 23rd day, the federal prosecutor finished his brutal cross examination of the former governor by pulling a quote from his inaugural address. “The Scriptures say, ‘To whom much is given, much will be required,'” reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
This quote is now referring to the claim that Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen accepted over $175,000 in loans and gifts from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., former CEO of the dietary supplement company StarScientific, in exchange for the prestige of the governor’s office.
The cross-examination concluded with McDonnell acknowledging his regret for accepting the gifts stating , “I, being the governor allowed my life to get out of balance so that my judgement was not as good as it should have been…That was my error. I take responsibility for that.”
The end of the 23rd day expects to see the governor’s defense team rest after it calls it’s last witness. Next, the attorneys for the former first lady who is being tried jointly with her husband, will spend several hours laying out her defense.