Former Va. Gov., Wife Plead Not Guilty To Corruption Charges

Law360, Los Angeles (January 24, 2014, 9:34 PM EST) -- Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, each pled not guilty to corruption charges in Virginia federal court on Friday and were released on bail pending a trial in the case, which alleges the pair illegally took gifts and loans from a businessman.

The pair is accused of taking hundreds of thousands in loans and expensive gifts from the former head of a company who was allegedly trying to find ways to legitimize two of the company’s tobacco-based products. Each formally pled not guilty to...
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