Shoes, Shirts, Dresses, Etc: 34 Items Prosecutors Want McDonnells to Return

Former Virginia Governor and wife expected to hand over plenty if convicted.

McDonnell during a data center event in Ashburn. Credit: Dusty Smith
McDonnell during a data center event in Ashburn. Credit: Dusty Smith

By Rachel Hatzipanagos

The indictment brought down against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, filed Wednesday painted a portrait of a couple with expensive taste. 

A Rolex watch, an Oscar de La Renta dress and thousands of dollars spent on food and course fees at an exclusive golf club were among the items the McDonnells were accused of accepting and not disclosing.

If convicted of the 14 felony counts brought against them, the McDonnells would face a maximum of 30 years in prison.

Authorities also said they would have to return some of those gifts. Below is the property that is subject to forfeiture:

  • The sum of not less than $140,805.46;
  • Black Rebecca Minkoff shoes;
  • Black Louis Vuitton shoes;
  • White Louis Vuitton shoes;
  • Cream Louis Vuitton purse;
  • Cream Louis Vuitton wallet;
  • Silver Rolex Watch engraved with "71st Governor of Virginia";
  • Yellow Peter Som dress;
  • Blue Armani jacket and two matching dresses;
  • Two Gold Oscar de la Renta dresses;
  • Black Louis Vuitton rain coat;
  • Gold Oscar de le Renta sweater;
  • One pair of Amelia Rose earrings;
  • One Gear sweatshirt;
  • Two pairs of Foot Joy golf shoes;
  • One button-down Ralph Lauren shirt;
  • One white Peter Millar golf shirt;
  • One baby blue striped Peter Millar golf shirt;
  • One royal blue Peter Millar golf shirt;
  • One aqua Fairway Greene Tech golf shirt;
  • One white striped Ralph Lauren golf shirt;
  • One Ping University of Virginia golf bag;
  • One Ping Kinloch golf bag;
  • One Sun Mountain Notre Dame golf bag;
  • Two sets of golf clubs;
  • One Heather Mackenzie water color and frame;
  • Two iPhones;
  • 30 boxes of Anatabloc
Bob January 23, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Is this article trying to say that a politician has never accepted a gift??? HAHAHA Whoever wrote this article completely missed the point on the charges. I would like to see any writer from any of the Patches do some real research into a topic BEFORE wasting space and writing a useless article like this. There are multiple interesting points of law brought up in the defense's motions - like all politicians accept gifts and this is not illegal. If the gift giver receives some political benefit from this transaction is when it gets illegal. For example Tim Kaine received close to 200K in gifts from James B Murray an investor. The difference is that Kaine appoint Murray to a high level position AFTER receiving the gifts - now that is illegal yet nothing was done. In the Mcdonnell case the gift giver NEVER received any benefit from the gifts given. For those interested the motions urls are: http://restorationfundva.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Motion1.pdf http://restorationfundva.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Motion2.pdf


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