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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Indicted With Wife On Corruption And Wire Fraud


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell indicted (left), along with his wife Maureen (right) on federal corruption charges, including conspiracy and wire fraud.

RICHMOND, VA –  Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been indicted on federal corruption charges.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department, says McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted Tuesday on 14-counts including conspiracy, wire fraud and various other charges.

Gov. Bob McDonnell left office earlier this month after four years in the governor’s office, because Virginia law term-limits governors to a single term.

The long-going federal investigation loomed over the final months in office for this once-rising star of the Republican Party, with authorities looking into gifts he and his family received from a political donor.

In July, McDonnell apologized and said he had returned more than $120,000 in loans and other gifts from Johnnie Williams, the CEO of pharmaceutical company Star Scientific.

McDonnell enjoyed a large majority approval rating throughout his tenure in office, which only fell slightly during the year the investigation was made public. McDonnell won reelection in a landslide, and enjoyed monitory support far more than typical Republican candidates.

It is a sad day for the Republican Party.

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