The loans were extended by the diet supplement maker to a real estate company the governor operated with his sister to manage rental properties they owned in the
McDonnell said he saw nothing wrong with the loans because Williams hadn't asked him to do anything on his behalf and his administration hadn't done the businessman any favors.
Williams testified earlier that he and the governor agreed that the loans would be granted on a handshake and kept just between the two of them.
McDonnell today denied that claim. "There was no such discussion with
He said he tried to get the terms of the loans in writing, but that never occurred.
He said he did not disclose the Williams loans on his annual financial disclosure statement because they were corporate loans for which he had no personal liability.
McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with soliciting more than
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