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Virginia law doesn't require elected officials to disclose gifts given to their family members, but Governor Bob McDonnell is facing questions about a donor picking up the $15,000 catering bill for his daughter's 2011 wedding. The FBI is currently looking into the relationship between Virginia's first family and the donor, the CEO of Star Scientific, a nutritional supplement company, and some are calling for ethics reform in the Commonwealth. A reporter covering the story brings us up to speed on the players involved and possible fallout.

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