Ex-governor of Virginia indicted after corruption probe

by Reuters
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 21:00 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges including fraud and false statements after an investigation into loans and gifts from a supporter, court papers filed on Tuesday said.

The indictment on 14 counts was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. A court website said a court appearance was scheduled for Friday morning in Richmond.

Federal investigators have been scrutinizing the relationship between Robert McDonnell, a Republican who left office this month, and an executive with Star Scientific Inc .

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