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Calls ring louder for tighter gifts laws

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:23 pm

The constant turns in the scandal ensnaring Virginia’s first family over accepting tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from a wealthy donor highlight the need for changes in state laws, critics said Tuesday.

A week after repaying $120,000 in loans from Jonnie Williams and issuing an apology for embarrassing the state, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday that he will return scores of gifts — including a $6,500 Rolex watch — he received from the CEO of Henrico County-based Star Scientific.

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