Cuccinelli donates value of gifts

Cuccinelli will announce Tuesday afternoon in a video to his political supporters that he has written a personal check to Cross Over Ministry

POSTED: 01:54 PM EDT Sep 10, 2013    UPDATED: 05:35 PM EDT Sep 10, 2013 
Ken Cuccinelli
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