Jury Returning to Work in Former Va Governor Trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jurors have deliberated about 13 hours over two days without reaching a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. They'll return to federal court in Richmond on Thursday to continue examining a massive amount of testimony and other evidence from a trial that's now in its sixth week. The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for $165,000 in gifts and loans. McDonnell is a onetime national Republican up-and-comer who was considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He testified in his own defense and denied criminal wrongdoing. Williams testified under immunity as the prosecution's star witness. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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