Former Va. Gov Bob McDonnell: I Did Nothing Wrong, Feds Overreaching in Prosecuting Me

Says the law's too broad


Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell reacted Tuesday night to charges that he and his wife had improperly accepted gifts from a Virginia businessman, saying they were "false allegations."

"I repeat again, emphatically, that I did nothing illegal" for Jonnie R. Williams Sr., the now-former chief executive of a Virginia nutritional supplement company, McDonnell said at a news conference in the lobby of his attorney's office in Richmond. He was accompanied by his wife, Maureen, a daughter and a son-in-law.