Day's testimony ends with two checks
Another crazy day in the Bob and Maureen McDonnell case has concluded, with Judge James R. Spencer indicating court will resume with more testimony from Jonnie Williams on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Just before court ended, Williams testified that he went to the mansion in May 2011 to drop off two checks for Maureen McDonnell–a $15,000 check for catering at her daughter’s wedding and the $50,000 loan the first lady had requested. He said the date was notable: It was his wedding anniversary.
He said he and wife Celeste planned to have lunch to celebrate at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and he dropped by the mansion just before. A mansion log shows he signed in at noon. He said his wife intended to remain in the car. “I left her in the car for a little bit,” he said, then continued: “I had trouble getting out.”
He said Maureen McDonnell then came out of the mansion to invite Celeste inside. The group ended up eating salad with the first lady.