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Cuccinelli: No Plans to Repay Williams Gifts

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli speaks during his acceptance of the "Defender of the Constitution" award at the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee on Feb. 9, 2012  in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli speaks during his acceptance of the “Defender of the Constitution” award at the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee on Feb. 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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RICHMOND, Va. — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he’s glad Gov. Bob McDonnell is returning all the gifts he received from a major political donor. But he has no plans to repay the more than $18,000 in gifts he received from the same benefactor.

Cuccinelli told reporters Wednesday that Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams didn’t give him the kind of gifts that can be returned. Among the gifts from Williams listed in Cuccinelli’s financial disclosure statements are a $1,500 catered Thanksgiving dinner, private jet trips and vacation lodging. Cuccinelli said, “There are some bells you can’t unring.”

The Republican candidate for governor made the remarks the day after McDonnell announced he and his family are returning all their gifts and repaying $125,000 in business and personal loans from Williams.

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