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Testimony in McDonnell Trial Reveals Debts

Testimony from an FBI investigator in the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen shows that the couple had $75,000 in credit card debt when McDonnell was sworn in, in January of 2010.

FBI Special Agent David Hulser began his summary testimony Wednesday, laying out the McDonnell’s debt problems and alleged legal violations in chronological order.

The McDonnells' debt from seven credit cards hit its highest point in September of 2010 and was paid down to $30,000 after Maureen McDonnell received her inheritance from her late father.

The McDonnells accepted over $150,000 in gifts and loans from then Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. Prosecutors say the gifts were in exchange for promotion of Star’s new dietary supplement, Anatabloc.

Governor McDonnell has said many of his actions were questionable but legal.