Jones Day Atty's Vacation Won't Delay Va. Corruption Case

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 12:27 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's request to delay his arraignment on corruption charges until his defense attorney at Jones Day returns from vacation, according to a Wednesday ruling.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak denied a motion by McDonnell to delay his initial court appearance and arraignment by one week, from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31, due to defense attorney Henry Asbill's travel schedule. McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged Tuesday with accepting more than $135,000 in donations, luxury gifts and...
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