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Virginia State Seal as part of the letterhead for the Attorney General.

Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219



For media inquiries only, contact:  
Michael Kelly, Director of Communications
Phone: (804)786-5874 
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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING 
~ On verdict in trial of Governor McDonnell ~

RICHMOND (September 4, 2014)--Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the verdict in the trial of Governor Bob McDonnell. 

"We have a long way to go to restore the public's trust after this embarrassing and difficult period for the Commonwealth of Virginia. If there was somehow still any doubt, it should be crystal clear that the people of Virginia deserve real ethics reform that will turn off the spigot of gifts, tickets, and trips that opens the door to abuse and undermines public confidence in our government. That's why on the day I was sworn in I implemented a strict gift ban and ethics policy for the Office of the Attorney General. It applies to me, my family, and employees and it says no gifts worth more than $100, no more than $100 from any person in a year, and it doesn't distinguish between tangible and intangible gifts.In the upcoming legislative session, I hope the General Assembly will move much closer to the gift bans that Governor McAuliffe and I have implemented."

 

Note: This post has been updated to accurately reflect the OAG's office-wide gift ban.
 

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