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Charges Against McDonnell, Wife on Hold


Richmond, VA - The Washington Post is reporting that federal prosecutors told Governor McDonnell and his wife last week they would be charged in connection to that Star Scientific gift scandal.

Sources tell the Post that the indictment was supposed to be handed down no later than this week.

After hearing from McDonnell's attorneys, however, officials decided to hold off on the decision.

The attorneys reportedly argued that Governor McDonnell had done nothing to improper to assist former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

They also told the judge that if charges are filed, it should not happen until after McDonnell leaves office.

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