The Washington Post reports, Former Va. Gov. McDonnell and wife charged in gifts case:

Former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged in federal court Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy Richmond-area businessman who sought special treatment from state government.

The two were charged in connection with their relationship with dietary supplement executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr.

Authorities alleged McDonnell and his wife received gifts from Williams again and again, lodging near constant requests for money, clothes, trips, golf accessories and private plane rides.

In exchange, they alleged the McDonnells worked in concert to lend the prestige of the governorship to Williams’s struggling company, a small former cigarette manufacturer that now sells dietary supplements.

Update:  Here is the Indictment (full embed at bottom of post):

USA v McDonnell Indictment First Page

Indictment – Robert and Maureen McDonnell – 1-21-2014


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