Bob McDonnell Opposes Witness Limit

Virginia's former governor is urging a federal judge to allow him to call up to ten character witnesses in his corruption trial.

Prosecutors want to limit Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, to three character witnesses apiece.{} The McDonnells are charged with accepting gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his products.{}{} {}{}{}{}

In court papers, McDonnell's lawyers say the case boils down to "a credibility contest" between McDonnell and Williams. {}{} {}They argue as many as ten witnesses are needed to provide a complete picture of McDonnell's character.

Prosecutors have argued any more than three would be repetitive.