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RICHMOND, Va. — The government's star witness in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife was looking for a boost for his company's nutritional supplement, the CEO testified.

But Virginia's former first lady, Maureen McDonnell, also had her hand out, asking former Chief Executive Jonnie Williams of Virginia-based Star Scientific to pay for a New York shopping trip where Williams said he footed the bill for almost $20,000 in designer clothes, according to Williams' Wednesday testimony.

Prosecutors are in their third day of calling as many as 61 potential witnesses in the trial here in U.S. District Court, which does not allow cameras or other electronic devices in the courtroom. What we're likely to hear Thursday:

1. The rest of Jonnie Williams' testimony

So far, Williams has been asked about his relationship with the McDonnells and his response has been just what the prosecution asked for, calling it a business relationship, rather than the personal "crush" that Maureen McDonnell's lawyers characterized it as in their opening statements Tuesday.

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When asked why he bought $20,000 worth of clothes for Maureen McDonnell, Williams said he thought it would bring him closer to the governor so that he could use the credibility of the office to bring him researchers to test one of his company's products, CigRX.

Although he has not talked about a particularly close relationship with Maureen McDonnell, her lawyers surely will get to the bottom of whether he knew about her infatuation with him.

2. The rest of the McDonnell children

So far Cailin McDonnell Young, who received a $15,000 check from Williams to pay for catering of her wedding reception, and one of the McDonnell's youngest children, Bobby McDonnell, have testified.

Bobby McDonnell, one of twin brothers, said he thought he had a mentor-mentee relationship with Williams, who bought him gifts and took him golfing.

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Bobby McDonnell called Williams a friend and they had a "legitimate friendship outside of whoever my father was."

After Young received the check in May 2011 as a wedding gift, she said she invited Williams to the ceremony and reception.

The other three of the McDonnells' five children could settle the question on whether they viewed Williams as a friend of the family.

3. Details about the Rolex watch

A portion of Bobby McDonnell's testimony surrounded the Rolex watch that Maureen McDonnell gave her husband for Christmas in 2011.

Williams bought the watch and had it engraved, prosecutors said in the McDonnell's 14-count indictment issued in January, 10 days after Bob McDonnell's four-year term as governor ended.

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Bobby McDonnell told the court that he initially thought the watch was fake. He said he noticed that the "second hand ticked, not rolled."

He knew his parents had been to Asia earlier that year on a business trip and said he thought it was purchased on the black market there. Lawyers are asking Williams about the watch, and the jury is being allowed to handle it themselves to determine whether it is a fake.

4. Who will follow Williams?

The soap opera that the McDonnell case became after opening statements suggested Tuesday that the couple's 38-year marriage was broken likely will slow down once Williams is off the stand.

Other witnesses so far have been asked to identify documents related to transactions and interactions between the McDonnells and Williams — checks; e-mails; photos of the private Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va. where a game of golf costs $125 a person; receipts from the golf outings; and site plans of the governor's mansion here.

5. The other Maureen McDonnell

Another Maureen McDonnell on the prosecution's witness list is Bob McDonnell's sister.

She likely will talk about either the married couple's relationship or any interactions she saw the family have with Williams. Family members appear to be key in describing the family dynamic, a big part of the defense's case.

Bob McDonnell and his sister have a business together, MoBo Real Estate Partners LLC, that owns two rental vacation homes in Virginia Beach, Va. The properties require up to $60,000 each year for mortgage payments and other expenses, according to the federal indictment.

A $50,000 loan from Williams to Bob McDonnell and his wife in March 2012 and an additional $20,000 two months later primarily helped the couple with their financial obligations for those vacation rentals, prosecutors say. A May 2011 gift of $50,000 to the McDonnells, later recharacterized as a loan, also was used in part for the MoBo properties.

Virginia Beach property-tax records accessed in January show that MoBo made late tax payments on one of the homes four times over the three years of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The limited liability company, based in Chesapeake, Va., was registered in August 2005 and still active in October 2012, according to online records from the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The value of its two beachfront properties plummeted during the recession. Its officers have not paid the $50 in state fees due in 2014.

Contributing: Nick Oshsner, WVEC-TV, Hampton-Norfolk, Va.

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