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Cuccinelli donates value of gifts

Published On: Sep 10 2013 01:54:39 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 10 2013 05:35:26 PM EDT

Cuccinnelli released this statement on YouTube this afternoon.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has given a Richmond charity $18,000, the same value of gifts he accepted from a troubled nutritional supplements maker and its CEO.

Cuccinelli will announce Tuesday afternoon in a video to his political supporters that he has written a personal check to Cross Over Ministry. He said he will not be reimbursed.

Cuccinelli received $18,000 in gifts from Star Scientific and its CEO, Jonnie Williams. He said he concluded after hearing from supporters that the gifts were perceived as a problem for his gubernatorial campaign.

See a video message from Cuccinelli here