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Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Va. Gov. McDonnell’s Lawyers Meet With Investigators

Va. Gov. McDonnell’s Lawyers Meet With Investigators

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers met with investigators Monday in the continuing probe into gifts the governor and his family received from a politically connected donor. Read »

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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By Michael Felberbaum

Star Scientific: No Federal Charges Expected

Star Scientific: No Federal Charges Expected

The Virginia dietary supplement maker whose executive is at the heart of a political scandal involving Gov. Bob McDonnell told investors Friday it doesn't expect to be prosecuted. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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By Steve Szkotak

Amid Scandal, Virginia Governor Drawing on Real Estate

Amid Scandal, Virginia Governor Drawing on Real Estate

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell refinanced his private residence and restructured loans on other properties as he repays a businessman and donor who showered him and his family with gifts. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Cuccinelli Asks McDonnell for Special Session on Ethics

Cuccinelli Asks McDonnell for Special Session on Ethics

The campaign for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, confirmed Cuccinelli asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to call a special session to address ethics reform. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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By NBC Washington
      

McDonnell to Return All Remaining Gifts From Political Donor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will return all remaining family gifts from Jonnie Williams. Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Gov. McDonnell Supporters Set up Fund for His Defense

Gov. McDonnell Supporters Set up Fund for His Defense

Supporters of embattled Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday the creation of a nonprofit corporation to accept donations for his legal defense as federal and state authorities look into the governor's ties to... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Larry O'Dell, Julie Carey
      

Va. Governor Repays State for Items Given to Kids

Gov. Bob McDonnell reimbursed the state almost $2,400 for food and supplies taken by his children from the Virginia Executive Mansion kitchen since he took office in 2010. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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By Larry O'Dell

Va. to Restore Non-Violent Felons' Rights

Va. to Restore Non-Violent Felons' Rights

Gov. McDonnell's policy change means nonviolent felons won't have to apply to regain their rights, including the right to vote. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Richmond Prosecutor Investigating McDonnell

Richmond Prosecutor Investigating McDonnell

Richmond's top prosecutor is looking into gifts to Gov. Bob McDonnell in an investigation requested by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va. AG Hires Law Firm for Governor's Office

Va. AG Hires Law Firm for Governor's Office

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli cited a conflict of interest Wednesday in recusing his office from representing Gov. Bob McDonnell and hiring private lawyers to handle matters arising from a case pending against... Read »

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