Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

June 10, 2013

Feds subpoena lawmaker in Star Scientific inquiry

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal grand jury has been impaneled in the FBI’s investigation of nutritional supplement maker Star Scientific and ties Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have with the company’s chief executive, and a newspaper reports that a Virginia legislator has been subpoenaed to testify before it.

Republican Del. David Ramadan of Loudoun County tells the Washington Post  he’s cooperating in the securities investigation of the troubled Glen Allen-based company and CEO Jonnie Williams.

Williams gave McDonnell’s daughter, Cailin McDonnell, $15,000 to pay a catering bill for her June 4, 2011, wedding reception at Virginia’s executive mansion.

The FBI has questioned friends and associates of the governor about actions the governor and First Lady Maureen McDonnell took to promote the company’s Anatabloc nutritional supplement in exchange for gifts from Williams.

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