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AP Source: Cuccinelli Subpoenaed in McDonnell Trial

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    A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

    The person told the AP on Friday that Cuccinelli has been subpoenaed by the McDonnell defense team. The person insisted on anonymity because the subpoena is not supposed to be made public.

    The McDonnells' defense team was granted 20 blank subpoenas for potential witnesses in early June. Their trial is set to begin Monday.

    The former Republican governor and his wife are accused of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for helping promote the company's dietary supplement.

    Cuccinelli received $18,000 worth of gifts from Williams and Star Scientific.