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8:23 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Strictly Business, Says Key Witness in McDonnell's Corruption Trial

Former Governor Bob McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified that he gave McDonnell and his wife money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.

Jonnie Williams took the stand Wednesday afternoon under the cloak of immunity. Williams is a colorful car salesman-turned-venture capitalist and the former chief executive of Star Scientific Inc., a Virginia-based company.

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8:12 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Corruption Trial of the McDonnells Opens With a Family Twist

Former Governor Bob McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An attorney for the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says their marriage was broken and the former first lady developed a crush on a businessman who gave the McDonnells gifts and cash.

The statement came during the couple's corruption trial.

The McDonnells are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams in exchange for helping promote his dietary supplements company.

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7:44 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's Jury Selected

Former Governor Bob McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A jury has been selected for the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife.

The jury of eight men and four women was seated Monday evening for the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell. Opening statements are set for Tuesday.

The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. Their trial is expected to last at least five weeks.

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11:22 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Former VA Governor and Wife, Free on Own Recognizance

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been released on their own recognizance in their federal corruption case.
 
U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak on Friday also ordered the McDonnells not to leave the country. The former governor's lawyer says the couple already have surrendered their passports.
 
The former Republican governor and his wife were indicted on 14 counts Tuesday after a lengthy federal investigation of his relationship with a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.
 

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9:33 am
Wed May 1, 2013

John Leopold Does Community Service at Foodbank

Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is doing his court-ordered community service at a local food bank.

Bruce Michalec, executive director of the Anne Arundel County Food Bank in Crownsville, confirmed Leopold's work there to The Capital of Annapolis.

The 70-year-old Leopold, who served 30 days in jail, was ordered to complete 400 hours of community service after he was convicted in January for misconduct in office.

Officials say Leopold has until December to complete his community service.

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8:58 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Leopold Faces Civil Discrimination Suits

Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - John Leopold's resignation as Anne Arundel county executive isn't the end of his legal troubles.

Leopold is still facing civil discrimination lawsuits from two former county employees who say they were wrongfully fired.

A judge last week found Leopold guilty of misconduct in office for using his security detail to perform political campaign activities while on the job and for making staffers empty his urine catheter bag. Leopold resigned after the verdict.

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8:48 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Anne Arundel County Executive Suspended After Conviction

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has been suspended after being found guilty of misconduct in office.

Leopold's office announced the suspension and said office John Hammond, the county's chief administrative officer, has been named acting county executive.

Judge Dennis Sweeney on Tuesday found Leopold guilty of misconduct in office for using his security detail to perform political campaign activities while they were on the job and for making a secretary and members of his detail empty his urine catheter bag for months in 2010.

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