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Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell Faces Charges Over Gifts

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jan 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-21 16:28:34-05

511px-Bob_McDonnell_by_Gage_Skidmore(CNN) –– Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been charged with accepting illegal gifts, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

The federal charges were filed in Richmond.

The one-term Republican, who left office earlier this month, was once considered a potential White House contender in 2016.

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