Virginia GOPer will testify at grand jury in McDonnell probe

The FBI is investigating McDonnell's ties to a businessman who paid for parts of his daughter's wedding


Jillian Rayfield
June 10, 2013 5:10PM (UTC)

Republican Virginia Delegate David Ramadan confirmed to the Washington Post that he was subpoenaed and will testify in a federal grand jury hearing, related to an FBI investigation into Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

“I’m cooperating and look forward to continuing to cooperate 100 percent,” Ramadan said.

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The Washington Post has previously reported that the FBI has been conducting interviews about the relationship between McDonnell (R) and his wife and the chief executive of a dietary supplement company who paid for the catering at the 2011 wedding of the governor’s daughter. The agents are exploring whether McDonnell assisted the company in exchange for gifts.

Ramadan’s subpoena, however, is the first public indication of the impaneling of a grand jury to review evidence in the McDonnells’ case — a significant escalation in the investigation.

The hearing will take place in July.

 


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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