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July 05, 2016


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Tom Fox

Good read, as usual. The way I see it, McDonnell accepting money from Williams in exchange for nothing was a gift, not a crime. In my opinion accepting gifts like that ought to be an ethics violation, but not a crime.

From the way I understand it, Farmer allegedly converted state funds and property to personal use. Doing this is and ought to be a crime, IMHO. Farmer ultimately pleaded guilty, so what the evidence against him really looked like remains a mystery to outsiders like me.

The two cases do not look similar in my eyes.

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