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Under Pressure, Cuccinelli Recuses from Second Star Scientific Conflict of Interest

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From the Democratic Party of Virginia, we can see that Ken Cuccinelli’s “stench” is growing nastier and nastier by the day. 

Richmond, VA – Democratic of Party Virginia spokesman Brian Coy released the following statement today responding to the Associated Press report that Ken Cuccinelli admitted his conflict of interest in the embezzlement case against a former chef at the Virginia Governor’s mansion and recused himself from the case:

“It’s a disgrace to Virginia that our Attorney General has been forced to step aside in two legal cases because he is wrapped up in an ongoing ethics scandal with Star Scientific. It is also a further reminder of how inappropriate it is for Cuccinelli to investigate his own failure to disclose his Star Scientific stock on his Statement of Economic Interest. It’s time for Ken Cuccinelli to resign and give Virginians the transparency and accountability they deserve in an Attorney General.”

On Saturday Cuccinelli told the Washington Examiner that he saw no need to investigate whether he violated state law by failing to disclose that he owned Star Scientific stock and mischaracterizing a campaign trip the company paid for him to take as only a “meeting.”