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Post: Federal Indictment of Gov. McDonnell Delayed



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    A decision to indict Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell by this week on felony charges has been delayed, according to a report from the Washington Post.

    The report states U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente, told the governor and his wife, Maureen, that he planned to "ask a jury to return an indictment no later than this past Monday."

    The couple would have been charged for promoting Jonnie Williams' Star Scientific Inc. in exchange for gifts and loans to the McDonnell family, totaling more than $150,000.

    The Post reports McDonnell's lawyers argued McDonnell did nothing wrong, and questioned the "credibility of a key witness." The lawyers also wanted to delay the indictment for the governor to complete his four-year term to "allow for a smooth transition of power to Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe (D)."