Jury Begins Deliberations in McDonnell Trial

By: AP
By: AP
The public corruption case against former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury.

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Sept. 2, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The public corruption case against former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury.

The seven-man, five-woman jury left the courtroom to begin deliberations Tuesday after hearing nearly two hours of instructions from U.S. District Judge James Spencer.

The McDonnells are charged with doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

The former governor testified he did nothing other than extend routine political courtesies to Williams. Maureen McDonnell did not testify.

Williams testified under immunity that he spent freely on the McDonnells only to secure help promoting his company's chief product, the anti-inflammatory Anatabloc.


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