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.