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Maureen McDonnell's alleged free dental work investigated

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Federal investigators are looking into whether Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s wife received free dental care from a dentist who the governor appointed to the Virginia Commonwealth University board of visitors, The Washington Post reports.

Two sources told the Post that officials are checking allegations that Richmond dentist W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr. gave cosmetic dentistry to Maureen McDonnell.

Authorities are already investigating whether gifts allegedly given to the McDonnells by Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, who is believed to have given the couple luxury watches, among other things.

A spokesperson for McDonnell told the Post that, under Virginia law, gifts to immediate family members of elected officials don’t need to be reports. But the spokesperson wouldn’t confirm or deny if Maureen McDonnell received free dental work.

READ MORE at The Washington Post.

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