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Corruption charges dropped against former governor, wife

Friday, September 09, 2016 - 00:41

U.S. prosecutors are dropping corruption charges against former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell and his wife. Diane Hodges reports.

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U.S. prosecutors say they will not retry former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen on corruption charges. Jurors convicted McDonnell in 2014 of accepting gifts and sweetheart loans while he was governor, from a businessman promoting a dietary supplement. But the conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in June. After leaving the court last April, McDonnell was upbeat. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) ROBERT MCDONNELL, SAYING: "I've got the most amazing friends in the world and I've felt more love and support in the last two years than at any time in my life." McDonnell served as governor from 2010 to 2014 and once was considered a possible U.S. vice presidential candidate. But the corruption case brought an end to the political career of Republican politician. The decision not to retry McDonnell was criticized by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a corruption watchdog group.

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Corruption charges dropped against former governor, wife

Friday, September 09, 2016 - 00:41