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Va.'s First Couple To Meet With Prosecutors Looking Into Gifts From Businessman

Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen will be meeting with federal prosecutors over gifts from a Virginia businessman.
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Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen will be meeting with federal prosecutors over gifts from a Virginia businessman.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen will spend the day in seperate meetings with prosecutors who are looking into gifts the couple received from the CEO of a nutritional supplement company.

The McDonnell's will try to convince prosecutors the gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams did not break any laws and that the governor did not use his position to improperly advance the company's business.

The McDonnell's have maintained their innocence. The Washington Post reports that prosecutors will likely decide whether to file any charges in the next two weeks.

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