The U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Neil McBride, is resigning as of 9/13. McBride is leading the high-profile investigation of GOP Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen over their receipt of gifts and loans from snake oil salesman Jonnie Williams, whose company, Star Scientific, the McDonnells helped promote.
Williams has been cooperating in the investigation in return for not getting in trouble himself for his latest scam, a tobacco-based health supplement (great oxymoron). Williams has been in trouble with the law before for previous shady companies. You’d think McDonnell or one of his aides might have done a quick Google before getting in bed with this guy, but either they didn’t know his history or didn’t care because of the $.
McDonnell and his wife have separate lawyers (which is very interesting in itself), and those lawyers met with prosecutors this week. It’s believed that a decision on prosecution will come soon.
McDonnell should resign, not McBride.