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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Defense Zeroes In On Star Witness' Credibility

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In Virginia, a defense lawyer is attacking the credibility of the key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife.

Defense attorney William Burck is zeroing in on inconsistencies in what Jonnie Williams told investigators in several interviews about his association with former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. He also questioned Williams about his stock dealings and whether he was worried that they could be illegal. Williams is testifying under immunity.

The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans in exchange for helping the former Star Scientific CEO promote his products.

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