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McDonnell trial: Key witness takes stand

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, and he was expected to lay out prosecutors' case in the gifts-for favors scandal.

Bob McDonnell: My Wife and I Are Too Screwed Up to Conspire Criminally

14 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

If you read nothing else for the rest of your life, read the paragraph below that details how ex-Virginia governor, onetime presidential hopeful, and repository of family values Bob McDonnell and his wife plan to defend themselves against federal corruption charges. Read more...

VIRGINIA: Marriage Of Anti-Gay GOP Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Was A Sham

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Sanctity of marriage defender and GOP former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is being tried for corruption and according to testimony presented yesterday by his lawyers, his own marriage was a sham because his wife was in love with the man accused of bribing them. Show More Summary

Trial of Virginia Ex-Governor and His Wife Is an Amazing Soap Opera

Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell and ex-First Lady Maureen McDonnell are currently on trial for corruption, and even without the schadenfreude that comes from watching a rising whackadoodle star of the GOP be taken down all the pegs,...Show More Summary

Trial reveals Bob McDonnell's wife had 'crush' on CEO

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife were barely on speaking terms when they accepted $165,000 in gifts and loans from a vitamin company executive, defense attorneys said on Tuesday at the start of the pair's corruption trial. Show More Summary

The people Bob McDonnell once governed will decide his fate

Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, in 2013. They now stand trial for federal corruption charges, with separate teams of lawyers. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Their faces solemn, the jurors who will decide the fate of the man they have likely never seen in...

Trial reveals ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife had 'crush' on CEO

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife were barely on speaking terms when they accepted $165,000 in gifts and loans from a vitamin company executive, defense attorneys said on Tuesday at the start of the pair's corruption trial. Show More Summary

McDonnell corruption trial: The broken marriage, obsessive crush defense

Another falling star. The corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is now underway. If you're having trouble keeping track of which disgraced political officeholders are involved in what, this would be the Star...Show More Summary

Bob McDonnell Trial Opens With A Bang: Rich Donor Maureen's 'Favorite Playmate'

Opening arguments in the McDonnell corruption trial began with a bang, so to speak. Family values were conspicuously absent from the defense statements about Maureen McDonnell's fascination with high-rolling donor Jonnie Williams. From WTVR reporter tweets: Bombshell Maureen's lawyers said Jonnie was Maureen's "favorite playmate" — Joe St. Show More Summary

Corruption trial for Bob McDonnell begins

(CNN) – Jury selection was set to start on Monday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who is charged along with his wife of improperly accepting gifts from a businessman while in office in exchange for promoting his company. McDonnell, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party with potential presidential […]

Corruption trial begins for ex Virginia Gov. McDonnell and wife

Jury selection was on the agenda Monday for opening day in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in Richmond.

Even for university posts, making donors political appointees is business as usual

DONORS AS APPOINTEES: Gov. Terry McAuliffe, like Bob McDonnell before him, has appointed some generous donors to posts. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Some of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s latest appointments to posts at Virginia’s prestigious public universities have also donated generously to his political campaign — up to $130,000,...

McAuliffe’s ‘mystifying’ veto doesn’t bode well for campaign pledge record

By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — If Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to further his campaign pledge to push tougher ethics laws — and distinguish himself as, well, not former Gov. Bob McDonnell — vetoing a bill that would have curbed his ability to take campaign cash from companies or local officials...

McDonnells' Motions Fail: Charges Stand, Joint Trial Set for July 28

Robert "Bob" McDonnell, the embattled former Virginia governor, and his wife and co-defendant Maureen McDonnell, made an appearance in court yesterday, seeking to dismiss the case against them, and failing that, to sever their trial. Both requests were denied, however, and the couple's joint trial is scheduled to proceed on......

Judge Refuses To Drop Charges Against Former Va. Gov. McDonnell

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

A federal judge refused to drop any of the 14 corruption charges against Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. He also refused a motion to have them tried separately.

Corruption trial against ex. Virginia Gov. McDonnell moves forward

The corruption trial against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go to trial this summer after a judge tossed out a motion to dismiss most of the charges against the couple.

Bob McDonnell Joins Liberty University

When we last saw troubled former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, they were bravely forging new territory in quid pro quo corruption, and the citizens of that state were counting the silverware at the governor’s mansion. So, you ask, what is Rolex aficionado  McDonnell up to these days? Students at Liberty University’s Helm’s […]

Disgraced Gov. McDonnell Signed On To Teach At Liberty U

Is there any more perfect job for disgraced, corrupt former Governor Bob McDonnell than a gig at the Jesse Helms School of Government, located on the lovely grounds of Liberty University? Yeah, that's what I thought, too. Here's what...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Contributes To Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Defense Fund

According to a Romney aide, he gave 10 grand, which is not much money for the Mittster, but does make a statement. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted in January on federal charges of bribery and fraud involving their relationship with a prominent Virginia businessman and campaign donor. The McDonnells are scheduled to face trial in […]

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