corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves his trial at U.S. District Court August 28, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Final Arguments Unfold at McDonnell Trial, Jurors To Begin Deliberations Tuesday

The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter?

08/29/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Testimony Wraps Up in Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell Trial

Testimony has wrapped up in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Closing arguments are set for Friday morning.

08/28/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McDonnell Daughter Testifies on Parents’ Marriage

The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents’ marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed “a mild obsession” with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells’ corruption trial.

08/27/2014

Former Va. Governor Bob McDonnell walks to his corruption trial at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, August 18, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Former Virginia Governor Denies Corruption Charges

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.

08/26/2014

Former Va. Governor Bob McDonnell walks to his corruption trial at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, August 18, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ex-Va. Governor Faces Questions From Prosecutors

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about details of his personal finances at his public corruption trial.

08/25/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Defense: Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell’s Wife Took Credit for Loans

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s wife sent text messages claiming exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose largesse toward the couple is at the heart of their public corruption trial, according to evidence presented Tuesday.

08/19/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell stands with his wife Maureen McDonnell. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Judge Denies McDonnells’ Request to Dismiss Corruption Case

A judge has rejected a request to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial.

08/15/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Key Witness in Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell Trial: Gifts, But No Affair

The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia’s former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions — but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.

08/01/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rolex Passed Among Jurors in Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell Trial

They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who’d soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.

07/31/2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell stands with his wife Maureen McDonnell. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Vacations, Trips Detailed at Ex-Governor’s Trial

When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.

07/30/2014

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,655 other followers