RICHMOND (AP) — The person who handled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's schedule continues testifying Tuesday in his public corruption trial.
Former McDonnell scheduler Monica Block began testifying Monday about events the former first couple attended with Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of Star Scientific Inc. Among them was one in Richmond that was a last-minute addition to McDonnell's schedule while the General Assembly was in session, which Block said was unusual.
McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Williams in exchange for their help promoting his company's products. Williams testified under immunity as the prosecution's star witness, starting late last Wednesday and finishing Monday.
Block's cross examined by defense lawyers Tuesday began when court resumed at 9:30 a.m.
Williams, the prosecution's star witness, completed his testimony Monday. He testified that he never had any intimate physical contact with McDonnell's wife. He said he didn't know Maureen McDonnell had any interest in him until last week.
Maureen McDonnell's lawyer said in opening statements that the first lady developed a crush on Williams, who had deceived her into thinking he cared for her.