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Gov. McDonnell Repays $124K in Loans

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RICHMOND, VA - Gov. Bob McDonnell released a statement today announcing that he has repaid all the loans made to his wife and small family business by Star-Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

The statement includes an apology from the Governor and plea to Virginians to give him a second chance.

"I am deeply sorry for the embarrassment certain members of my family and I brought upon my beloved Virginia and her citizens," McDonnell writes. "I want you to know I broke no laws, and I am committed to regaining your sacred trust and confidence."

McDonnell repaid Williams a total of $124,115.17 for two different loans and interest. The money used for repayment is said to have come from the Governor, his family and their business interests.

Click here to read the full statement.

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