RICHMOND, Va. —
The government alleges there were other instances of the McDonnells using their influence to help Williams’ company, including hosting an Executive Mansion reception for Star Scientific to launch its signature product with university researchers in attendance.
Twelve of the 14 counts in the indictment are punishable by up to 20 years in prison, two by up to 30 years. Possible fines range from $250,000 to $1 million.
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