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Friday
Jan242014

McDonnells Plead Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have pleaded not guilty to all corruption charges levied against them.

The couple was indicted this week on federal corruption charges for allegedly illegally accepting dozens of expensive gifts and donations from a wealthy friend. The indictment alleges that the McDonnells used the governor’s position to try to help Jonnie Williams, the CEO of dietary supplement company Star Scientific, in exchange for lavish gifts and donations.

A trial date has been set for July 28, and should take five or six weeks to conduct.

The former governor maintains he did nothing illegal in his interactions with Williams.

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