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Federal Prosecutors Deny Request For Details On McDonnell Charges

Federal prosecutors say former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell doesn't need more detail on the charges he's facing.
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Federal prosecutors say former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell doesn't need more detail on the charges he's facing.

Federal prosecutors say former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is not entitled to more details on what they claim he did wrong.

McDonnell's lawyers have complained that the 14-count indictment in his public corruption case is too vague. They're asking for a "bill of particulars" spelling out in more detail exactly how he allegedly broke the law.

Prosecutors are urging a judge to reject the request. They said the indictment fairly apprises McDonnell of the charges, allows him to prepare a defense and enables him to avoid undue surprise at trial.

McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a health supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products.

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