News

Former Governor McDonnell, Wife Indicted

Former Governor McDonnell, Wife Indicted

Photo: WINA

Former Governor Bob McDonnell says federal prosecutors have stretched the law to the breaking point. McDonnell reacted Tuesday night to a 14-count felony indictment against him and his wife Maureen. McDonnell says he did not violate the law and plans to use every available resource to fight what he calls an unjust overreach of the federal government. A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department says the 14-count indictment includes charges of conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud.  The allegations stem from the McDonnells’  involvement with Jonnie Williams, who created a dietary supplement company. Justice Department lawyers accuse the McDonnells of giving favorable treatment to help Williams’ Star Scientific Corporation. McDonnell says he deeply regrets accepting legal gifts and loans from Williams. He says they were repaid last summer. The McDonnells are scheduled to appear Friday in a Richmond federal courtroom.

 

Latest Stories

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

Fresh
kentuckybball

A look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Request To Unseal Matthew Fairfax Records

Matthew Jesse mug shot 092614

A judge will consider arguments from news outlets to unseal certain items in the Jesse Matthew case in Fairfax.

in Entertainment, Weird

Kid celebrates World Book Day by going to school dressed as Christian Grey

50shades

The 11-year-old was sent home from school after he came in a costume modeled after the S&M-loving star of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, UVA

Minor Detours On Some CAT Routes

CAT New Logo 81010

All CAT routes are operating, but a few routes have minor detours.