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Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady’s request. 580 more words

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McAuliffe restores voting rights of 2.5K felons

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginia felons since he’s been in office.

In April, McAuliffe announced that he was making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. 92 more words


Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Curing his wife’s thyroid disease. Connections in the high-end fashion world. Learjet flights for politicians.

Those were topics of testimony Wednesday from Jonnie Williams, the government’s key witness who took center stage under the cloak of immunity in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. 649 more words


Gov. McAuliffe won't appeal school takeover ruling

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he won’t appeal a judge’s ruling that overturned a law allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools. 107 more words

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Photos: McDonnell corruption trial

The corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell began in Richmond, Va. on July 28, 2014.


Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WAVY) — The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple’s marriage and the former first lady’s “crush” on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company. 977 more words

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LIVE UPDATES: Jonnie Williams testifies he never considered McDonnell a friend

RICHMOND, Va. — The federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is underway in at the Federal Courthouse in Richmond. 21 more words