Former Governor McDonnell & Wife Plead Not Guilty

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images via NPR

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images via NPR

Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were released on their own recognizance in court today—and now await a July trial on federal corruption charges.

At today’s bond hearing, a federal magistrate ordered them not to leave the country, and not to try the case in the media.

They were indicted earlier this week on 14 counts, following an investigation of their relationship with wealthy businessman, Jonnie Williams.  Prosecutors allege the McDonnells accepted gifts and loans from Williams, and in return, helped him promote his company.

McDonnell has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

Tommie McNeil reports.

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