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Sign Mark Herring’s Petition Calling for Federal Investigation into Star Scientific Scandal!

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Mark Herring for Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

HERRING LAUNCHES PETITION ASKING VIRGINIANS TO JOIN HIS CALL FOR A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO MCDONNELL, CUCCINELLI AND STAR SCIENTIFIC 

Leesburg – Today Senator Mark Herring (Loudoun and Fairfax) launched a petition to give Virginians a chance to voice their opinions on the scandal surrounding Governor Bob McDonell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s financial relationship with the company Star Scientific and its CEO Jonnie Williams Sr.

The petition, which can be found at www.HerringForAG.com/InvestigationPetition, reads:

“Virginians deserve the whole truth about McDonnell, Cuccinelli, and this big GOP donor. Mark’s calling on the U.S. Justice Department to launch an independent investigation into this scandal. But he needs you standing with him. The only way we’ll get the whole truth is with a large public outcry.”

On April 11, Senator Herring called for the Public Integrity Section of the United States Department of Justice to investigate the relationship. A copy of the letter Senator Herring sent can be found on the campaign website, www.HerringForAG.com/HerringLetter.

“Virginians deserve to know the truth about the financial relationship between Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli and the tobacco company Star Scientific. Cuccinelli continues to deny he has done anything wrong even though he failed to disclose $10,000 worth of stock options in the company while defending the state against Star Scientific. Governor Bob McDonnell continues to remain quiet and dodge the issue about the $15,000 catering bill Star Scientific paid for. Virginians deserve to know the facts and that’s why we need an independent investigation,” Herring said.

The Star Scientific scandal involving McDonnell and Cuccinelli continues to grow. Last weekend,The Virginian-Pilot joined the call for an independent investigation, saying, “In the absence of another way to begin an investigation, federal or local authorities appear to be the best hopes for getting to the bottom of the matter.”