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McDonnell Legal Defense Fund Raises More Than $12,000

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Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been indicted on 14 counts.
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Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been indicted on 14 counts.

New IRS filings show the legal defense fund set up for former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell raised about $11,400 last year.

The biggest donor is Stanley Baldwin, a Virginia Beach attorney who started the fund last July to help cover some of McDonnell's legal fees.

The biggest expense was almost $1,900 for the fund's website.

That website lists some of the donations made in January, which total more than $5,000.

After a lengthy federal investigation, McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted earlier this month on federal corruption charges. State funding of their defense was terminated earlier this month.

Prosecutors say the former first couple illegally helped a CEO of a dietary supplement maker promote his products in exchange for loans and lavish gifts. The McDonnells deny any illegal activity.

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